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IAPP Canada 2019

BLG is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2019 taking place May 22-24 at the adjoining Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building) and InterContinental Hotel. Members of our Privacy and Data Protection Group and Cybersecurity Law Group will be speaking throughout the conference : 1. Dealing with Regulators I will be presenting on Wednesday May 22,  2 […] Read more

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CRTC Issues its First Penalty Against a CEO for Violating Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

On April 23, 2019, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued Compliance and Enforcement Decision 2019-111, imposing an administrative penalty of $100,000 on Brian Conley — the President and Chief Executive Officer of nCrowd — for infringing consent and unsubscribe requirements under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Read our bulletin on this topic. Read more

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Important Privacy Commissioner Consultation Impacting Cross-Border Dataflows and Outsourcing

In a significant departure from its guidelines and decisions under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada introduced in an April 9, 2019 decision a requirement for an organization to obtain consent for outsourcing activities involving personal information to a service provider outside of Canada. In light of this significant change […] Read more

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Financial Industry Regulator Issues Cybersecurity Guidance

In December 2018, the United States Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued a Report on Selected Cybersecurity Practices – 2018 to help broker-dealer firms improve their cybersecurity programs. The Report provides detailed recommendations for managing common cyber risks, and includes a list of core cybersecurity controls for small firms. The Report provides guidance that is consistent […] Read more