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The critical role of a Privacy Officer: why you may need one soon

Any business that is processing personal or sensitive information should appoint a Privacy Officer to oversee compliance obligations, and protect the interests of their data subjects.

Companies that ‘sweep data breaches under the rug’ are paying a huge price, says KPMG

Media coverage is still what prompts several Canadian organizations to respond effectively to data breaches, not the country’s privacy legislation, according to KPMG’s Imraan Bashir.

Supreme Court of Canada clears way for Facebook class action to be heard in B.C.

A ruling against Facebook could have implications for online businesses and what they can assert in user agreements.

New online survey platform complies with Canadian privacy laws

Canadian enterprises now have a secure option for hosting online surveys that meet government privacy regulations.

Australian businesses may be forced to publicly admit data breaches

Proposed changes to Privacy Act issued in discussion paper

Federal privacy chief urges law revamp

As the present-day threat for identity theft gets stronger than ever, privacy advocates believe Canadian legislation enacted to protect the privacy of personal information is dated. In the recent tabling of her Annual Report, Federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart urged Parliament to review and modernize the Privacy Act.

Global standard needed for privacy protection

Privacy experts from afar afield as the United Kingdom met with the Australian government this week to examine weaknesses in the Privacy Act which is currently under review.

Banks take prize in privacy complaints

Money-related concerns top the list of complaints made about breaches under the first 12 months of Australia's Privacy Act.

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