Canadian Official Seeks Data Breach Reporting Requirement

Law360, New York (April 12, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT) -- British Columbia's privacy commissioner pushed provincial lawmakers on Wednesday to require companies to disclose data breaches to the government, as the federal legislature considers a privacy bill with a similar mandate.

In an interview with Canadian news outlet CBC, Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said British Columbia should join Alberta in mandating the reporting of breaches in the private sector. Alberta is currently the only Canadian province that with a data breach notification standard.

Companies in Alberta that experience breaches must notify the province's privacy...
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