May 292015
 May 29, 2015  Breaches, Laws, Non-U.S.

Canadian Underwriter has a lengthy article on S-4, the Digital Privacy Act, and its current status and concerns:

Canada’s House of Commons passed Thursday a time allocation motion on a bill that proposes to require organizations to inform both individuals and the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner if personal information is lost or stolen.

Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act, would create new offences for deliberately failing to report data breaches to individuals and the federal privacy commissioner, with fines of up to $100,000 per every individual an organization failed to notify.


The time allocation motion that passed Thursday stipulates that only one further sitting day be allotted to consideration at the report stage and second reading stage of Bill S-4, and that one sitting day be allotted to consideration of the bill at third reading in the Commons.

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