Canada Eyes Stricter Data Breach Reporting Regime

Law360, New York (January 11, 2012, 7:55 PM EST) -- The proposed establishment of a nationwide data breach standard in Canada would continue the country's movement away from allowing companies to dictate how they protect personal information, a shift that aligns with the approach used by leading privacy regimes in the U.S. and European Union, attorneys say.

When it returns to session at the end of January, the Canadian Parliament will continue its consideration of Bill C-12, an act that would make several modifications — including the addition of data breach notification requirements — to the...
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