2021

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CASL enforcement – $75,000 penalty imposed on individual spammer

On March 29, 2021, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced a notice of violation imposing a $75,000 penalty on an individual for conducting high volume spam campaigns in violation of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (commonly known as CASL). The $75,000 penalty is the largest penalty imposed to date on an individual spammer. Read our bulletin on this topic. Read more

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Managing the privacy risks of virtual health care

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, health care institutions are increasingly providing patients and clients with various forms of virtual health care. “Virtual health care” refers to the use of video or audio technology communications to provide non-urgent, non-emergency health care services remotely in real time. Virtual health care services may include medical […] Read more

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Risques d’atteintes à la vie privée liés à la réforme de la loi sur la publicité légale des entreprises (Projet de loi 78)

Le 8 décembre 2020, le Ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale du Québec, Jean Boulet, a déposé à l’Assemblée nationale le Projet de loi 78, Loi visant principalement à améliorer la transparence des entreprises (« Projet de loi 78 »). Ce Projet de loi propose de modifier le cadre législatif actuel régissant […] Read more

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Privacy Commissioner Report – Guidance for managing insider threats

Employees and other insiders are a significant risk to the security of personal information and other data. A substantial portion of cybersecurity incidents is caused or facilitated by the affected organization’s insiders, whether acting inadvertently or intentionally. The Privacy Commissioner of Canada recently issued a report that provides guidance for managing insider threats. Read Bradley […] Read more

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Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Developments: Review of and Lessons Learned from 2020 in Canada and abroad (BLG Webinar Jan 27th)

Throughout the year, we will host a series of presentations that will continue to bring together leaders and experts in a variety of fields related to privacy, data protection and cybersecurity who will share their knowledge and insights to help your organization achieve its business and growth objectives. These webinars will provide you with the […] Read more