Region: Canada

Data breach roundup 5 July 2021

GDR rounds up recent major data breaches – featuring the Kaseya ransomware attack and companies such as LinkedIn, Alibaba and CVS.

05 July 2021

OPC fails to dismiss Facebook challenge

A Canadian judge has refused to end Facebook’s fight against the country’s federal privacy regulator.

29 June 2021

Court won’t stop Capital One notifying data breach victims

A Canadian judge has refused to block Capital One from informing 51,000 individuals that their data had been illegally accessed.

07 April 2021

Therrien criticises Canada data law overhaul

Canada’s privacy chief has said much-needed reform to the country’s federal privacy legislation contains enforcement gaps and weakens the current framework’s accountability principles.

26 March 2021

Canadian privacy regulators: Clearview AI broke the law

Four Canadian data regulators have released a report on their year-long joint investigation into facial recognition provider Clearview AI, finding that the company violated the country’s privacy laws when it collected residents’ images without their consent – conclusions the company strongly disputes.

03 February 2021

IP association: lack of data protection hinders drug development

Weak data protection rules in eight major economies are hurting US drug development companies, according to a major trade association of intellectual property owners.

29 January 2021

Uber Canada data breach class action fails

An Alberta judge has refused to certify a proposed class action lawsuit against Uber, after finding that there was no evidence a high-profile data breach had actually harmed the plaintiffs.

20 January 2021

Details emerge of Canada’s largest financial data breach

The Canadian privacy regulator has revealed how poor data storage and access policies led to what’s believed to be the largest financial data breach in Canada’s history.

14 December 2020

Canadian privacy proposal mixes elements of GDPR and CCPA

Canada’s new proposed data privacy legislation would combine elements of the EU rights-based framework and the US consumer protection model – but the country’s privacy commissioner has expressed concerns that the proposal gives too much leeway to commercial interests.

20 November 2020

Canada’s data privacy overhaul: the view from the provinces

Canada’s federal and provincial governments are modernising their data privacy frameworks – meaning virtually every private sector privacy statute is being rewritten. In the second of a two-article series, Dentons partner Kirsten Thompson dissects proposed changes in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario.

28 October 2020

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