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Ontario moves towards introducing new privacy law

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Given global trends in the development of privacy laws and enforcement, Canada and several provinces are looking at modernizing their respective privacy regimes. Ontario’s new proposed privacy law, which would govern commercial activities more broadly than current legislation (i.e., our federal legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and Ontario’s health privacy legislation, the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)), is intended to enhance the public’s confidence in Ontario’s digital economy by recognizing individuals’ fundamental right to privacy and imposing strict compliance obligations and financial penalties on organizations doing business in Ontario.

On June 17, 2021, the … Continue Reading

Cybersecurity incident notification bill introduced in the Netherlands

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On January 22, 2015, the Netherlands proposed legislation introducing breach notification requirements for critical infrastructure industries, including utilities (electricity, gas and drinking water), telecom, financial services, government (surface-water management bodies) and transport (main ports Rotterdam and Schiphol airport).

The proposed law would require notification in the event of a breach of security or loss of integrity of electronic information systems that are of vital importance to Dutch society (ICT Breaches). Stakeholders have been invited to comment on the Data Processing and Notification Obligation Cybersecurity Act (Wet gegevensverwerking en meldplicht cybersecurity) before March 6, 2015. The bill introduces an obligation to … Continue Reading