Understanding privacy impact assessments (PIAs) and their importance for your business
In the ever-evolving data privacy landscape, businesses must stay ahead of the curve to protect themselves and their customers. One crucial tool that can help you navigate this complex terrain is a privacy impact assessment, or PIA. What is a privacy impact assessment (PIA)? Privacy impact a…View the post titled Understanding privacy impact assessments (PIAs) and their importance for your business
Understanding data protection agreements: Key concepts and benefits
Data protection agreements – specifically, what are they, and as a business, should I have them? Three types of data Generally, your business signs data protection agreements with third-parties when you are providing important data to them. Here, data is referred to as one of three typ…View the post titled Understanding data protection agreements: Key concepts and benefits
Protecting your business: Cybersecurity and cyber hygiene
To illustrate the importance of proper cybersecurity and cyber hygiene practices, I will provide a brief example of a common cyber threat known as Business Email Compromise (BEC). Then, I will present actionable steps that you can take today to enhance the protection of your business. Busine…View the post titled Protecting your business: Cybersecurity and cyber hygiene
My business suffered a ransomware attack. Should I pay?
Ransomware attacks have become an increasingly common threat for businesses of all sizes, and it is essential for your business to have a plan in place for how to respond if your organization is ever targeted. During the ransomware attack, among the most critical decisions that your business…View the post titled My business suffered a ransomware attack. Should I pay?
Consequences of medical record snooping
“Snooping” is when someone accesses personal health information without the proper authorisation. Snooping is included in the offences set out in the Personal Health Information Protection Act (“PHIPA”). Snooping continues to be a live issue in the field of digital health. In light of this,…View the post titled Consequences of medical record snooping
Are we there yet? Solidifying the U.S. – E.U. privacy landscape with President Biden’s new Executive Order
On October 7, 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order (“E.O.”) on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities. Businesses might be wondering: What, if anything, does this mean for me? Quite simply, if your business transfers personal information from one co…View the post titled Are we there yet? Solidifying the U.S. – E.U. privacy landscape with President Biden’s new Executive Order
Reminder to employers: electronic monitoring policies must be in place by October 11, 2022
Early in the pandemic, several employers were caught secretly watching unsuspecting employees working from home through their computer’s camera. Although these employers did this covert surveillance to ensure their employees were working, the surveillance was problematic, both from an employ…View the post titled Reminder to employers: electronic monitoring policies must be in place by October 11, 2022
Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) and potential new obligations for businesses
Businesses that previously had few obligations under Canadian privacy law may become significantly impacted by new federal legislation. Bill C-27, introduced on June 16, 2022, seeks to modernize Canada’s now 22-year-old Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) wi…View the post titled Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) and potential new obligations for businesses
What is on-premises software and how is it different from cloud computing?
If you’re starting a software company, you’re probably wondering whether you should (a) distribute the software to your end-user; or (b) run the software from the cloud while providing the end user log-in credentials to remotely access the software. This is one of the existential questions p…View the post titled What is on-premises software and how is it different from cloud computing?
Privacy laws in Canada: to infinite fees and beyond
If you’re a business that hasn’t dotted the i’s in privacy compliance, then you may have your own Buzz Lightyear—“this is an intergalactic emergency”—moment. Both the Feds and Ontario have proposed new privacy legislation: the Feds introduced the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (“CPPA”) and …View the post titled Privacy laws in Canada: to infinite fees and beyond
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