Former Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart looks at the advances the country’s privacy laws have gone through since her tenure ended in 2013, Legaltech News reports. Stoddart said Canada has taken “sweeping actions” to penalize companies for violations of the country’s privacy regulations. On Canada’s new data breach notification law, Stoddart believes it is “certainly a challenge for many Canadian organizations. While some are well prepared, this regulation demands among other things, recording of every significant data breach.” The former commissioner added current Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien can compensate for his lack of authority to administer fines by reporting violations to Canada’s attorney general, who can either pursue charges or reveal the names of the offending companies publicly.
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