Industry Canada reports on the introduction of the Digital Privacy Act in the Canadian Parliament. The act offers new protection for consumers, fines for companies that breach the act and increased powers for the federal privacy commissioner. The act is part of the government’s Digital 150 plan, which has set a path for the country’s digital future. Under the act, organizations could face fines of up to $100,000 per individual if they fail to notify the privacy commissioner and affected customers of a data breach. Meanwhile, The Globe and Mail reports that in the past year, the Canada Revenue Agency has fired 14 employees and suspended another 18 for inappropriately accessing computer files.
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