Canadian Privacy Chief Offers Guidance On New Breach Rule

By Allison Grande (October 29, 2018, 10:42 PM EDT) -- Canada's privacy commissioner on Monday released long-awaited guidance on how companies can meet their reporting and record-keeping obligations under a federal breach-notification regime set to take effect later this week, although the regulator continued to express frustrations with the "limited resources" his office currently has to enforce the new law. 

Beginning Thursday, businesses that experience a data breach that impacts any Canadian resident will have the new obligations to notify the country's privacy commissioner, Daniel Therrien, and affected individuals "as soon as feasible" about incidents that pose "a real risk of significant harm" and to maintain records of both reported and unreported personal data...

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