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Canada Dashboard Digest | Privacy commissioners see rise in reported data breaches Related reading: Civil rights group challenging UK government's data surveillance practices




Canadian Underwriter reports on the increase in data breach reporting around the country. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has seen four to five times the number of reported incidents since the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act was amended last November, requiring organizations to disclose breaches should they pose “real risk of significant harm.” At the NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit in Toronto, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta Jill Clayton and Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario Brian Beamish both said they have seen a rise in reported data breaches over the past couple of years. Meanwhile, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia Michael McEvoy called upon the provincial government to consider a mandatory data breach notification rule following the BC Pension Corporation incident.
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