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My Appearance to discuss Bill 64 (Quebec privacy law – private sector)

Earlier this summer, Quebec’s National Assembly introduced Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, which proposes to overhaul Quebec’s privacy laws, including those applicable to private-sector organizations. Among the various changes being considered, the bill would significantly increase monetary penalties, introduce new enforcement mechanisms, impose new data […] Read more

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Nos réflexions sur le projet de loi no 64 (protection de la vie privée dans le secteur privé au Québec)

Je suis ravie d’avoir aujourd’hui témoigné devant la Commission des institutions dans le cadre de leurs Consultations particulières et auditions publiques sur le projet de loi no 64, Loi modernisant des dispositions législatives en matière de protection des renseignements personnels. J’ai soumis, avec certains collègues, un court mémoire dans lequel nous présentons nos observations sur […] Read more

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IIAC Open Banking webinar

I am delighted to be participating at the IIAC Open Banking webinar taking place on September 17th, 2020 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET. Questrade and the IIAC FinTech Committee, led by Annie Sinigagliese, will be hosting Christine Day, Steven Boms and myself to present on Open Banking and Consumer-Directed Finance. I will present on privacy legal […] Read more

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Ontario signals the coming of commercial privacy legislation

In a move of great significance to organizations doing business in Ontario, the province recently opened a consultation on private sector privacy regulation. The consultation, which runs until October 1, shows a strong commitment to moving forward with legislation that will create new and stringent privacy compliance requirements and potentially establish new employee privacy rights […] Read more

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Manufacturers of internet of things devices: guidance from the Canadian Privacy Commissioner

There has been plenty written about the growth of the internet of things (IoT) market. Arguably, the global pandemic may have even crystallized the benefits of IoT solutions and pushed towards system-wide digitization across industries, communities, cities, and countries. While there is currently no IoT specific legislation in Canada, on August 20, 2020, the Office […] Read more

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Privacy expert Daniel Michaluk joins BLG!

I am absolutely delighted that Dan Michaluk is joining BLG’s Privacy & Data Protection team! Dan is a well known privacy expert based in Toronto. His practice includes acting for management in information security, cyber security, data management, and privacy and freedom of information matters. He advises organizations respond optimally to security and cyber incidents, defend […] Read more

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Cloud services – Guidance for managing cybersecurity risks

Cloud services make information technology (IT) resources (e.g., networks, servers, software applications and data storage) and related services (e.g., hardware and software maintenance and technical support) available as a utility or consumption-based service. Cloud services enable an organization to outsource its IT requirements to a specialist cloud service provider (a CSP) who can provide required services in […] Read more

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Alerte COVID : La loi québécoise en matière de protection de renseignements personnels encadre déjà certaines pratiques d’employeurs ou entreprises pouvant être intrusives

Alerte COVID est l’application gratuite de notification d’exposition lancée par le gouvernement fédéral le 31 juillet dernier. Cette application qui peut être téléchargée volontairement par les Canadiens permet d’informer les utilisateurs s’ils ont été près d’une personne qui a reçu un diagnostic de COVID-19 et qui utilise également l’application, et les encourage à prendre des […] Read more

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OPC affirms requirements for transferring personal information across borders for processing

On August 4, 2020, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the OPC) issued PIPEDA Report of Findings #2020-001 (the Report), which concluded that a Canadian financial institution (the FI) had complied with its obligations under the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) in connection with outsourcing aspects of its fraud claims processing services to […] Read more