For businesses across Canada, the fall of 2017 will bring a dramatic shift to privacy and cyber security regulations. That’s when an amendment to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA), the federal privacy law for private-sector organizations, will finally take effect. Moving forward, businesses that experience a data breach but neglect their responsibilities under the new amendment could quickly find themselves in hot water...Read More
The massive Equifax data breach that compromised 143 million personal records has triggered nearly two dozen class-action lawsuits claiming personal harm to consumers.
But businesses also have cause for concern. Many depend on information from the three major credit bureaus to approve consumer credit and employee security privileges, as well as to verify identifies. The breach compromises the risk analysis and identity...Read More
Small and midsize businesses are increasingly at risk for data breach class action lawsuits that typically have targeted large corporations.
Large companies are learning to address cyber threats. Hackers are responding by setting their sights on SMBs. It’s simply more productive and efficient to attack poorly protected companies that could take weeks or even months to notice they’ve been breached.
The changing litigation landscape
As the risk...Read More
A day doesn’t go by when we don't read news of a data breach at a major company or government institution. The breaches at ADP, the IRS and now Yahoo, are good examples.
We asked Eduard Goodman, CyberScout chief privacy officer and an expert on international privacy and data protection law, what to do when a data breach notification letter lands in your mailbox.... Read More
The back-to-school rush is on, with parents vying for the best options for school clothes, supplies and teacher assignments.
Don't let your child's identity get lost in the shuffle. Educational software programs are the latest rage in tracking behavior, performance and in classroom management.
Learn how to protect their personally identifiable information—and their reputation in years to come...Read More
A new report released by Ponemon Institute paints a dismaying picture in healthcare data security. It reveals an industry that’s not only under increasing attack by cyber criminals and malicious insiders, but also a sector populated by organizations without the funding, resources, and preparation necessary to prevent security incidents and properly protect patients’ sensitive information.
Unlike previous studies, which focused solely on covered entities,...Read More
Usually you hear the phrase “too much information,” or TMI, in a funny context. Like when you reveal a little too much about a personal situation, or something people simply are not interested in.
When it comes to the Internet, however, providing TMI is no laughing matter. When you over-share, you compromise your privacy and even leave your identity, reputation, and property vulnerable to criminals. Practically every click on the Internet reveals...Read More
The president has discussed the issues of data privacy and cyber security several times recently, both during press conferences and the State of the Union address. He has put forth a handful of proposals to encourage more robust and more effective information sharing between the federal, state and local governments and organizations in private industry. While the goal of improved information sharing is a good one, there may be some flaws in these proposals.
California has toughened up its data disclosure law, pioneering legislation enacted in 2003 that directs companies and organizations to inform individuals when their personal data is compromised.
An amendment,...Read More
Two recent class action lawsuits are likely to have a ripple effect on third-party liability claims and coverages in the future.