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Sony Security Breach Among the Biggest in History

Multiple reports focus on the massive Sony breach involving more than 75 million account holders with PlayStation Network. Account holders have received a warning that: For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. Sony […]

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April 28, 2011 3 comments News

B.C. Online Gaming Site Suffers Privacy Breach

The B.C. government’s new online gaming site was hit with a privacy breach on its very first day of operation.

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July 21, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Security Breach Disclosure Bill Has Bark But No Bite

Last week Industry Minister Tony Clement unveiled two bills touted as important components of the government’s national digital strategy.  The Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act is a repeat of the anti-spam bill that passed through the House of Commons last year but died after Parliament prorogued.  Since the new bill reflects roughly the same compromise that garnered all-party support, it should receive swift passage.

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) argues that the second bill, the Safeguarding Canadians' Personal Information Act, is likely to be far more controversial.  The bill amends Canada’s existing privacy legislation by establishing new exceptions for businesses and new powers for law enforcement.

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June 1, 2010 1 comment Columns

Security Breach Disclosure Bill Has Bark But No Bite

Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 31, 2010 as Security breach disclosure bill has bark but no bite Last week Industry Minister Tony Clement unveiled two bills touted as important components of the government’s national digital strategy.  The Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act is a repeat of the […]

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June 1, 2010 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

BC Privacy Commissioner Says 41 Days Too Long for Breach Notification

All About Information notes a recent B.C. Privacy Commissioner decision which ruled that 41 days is too long to notify affected individuals of a security breach.

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May 26, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads