Big changes are coming to B.C.’s privacy laws. Effective February 1, 2023, new Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”) sections (36.2 and 36.3) and regulations will come into force. For the first time, a B.C. privacy law will require breach reporting and the implementation of a privacy management program.
B.C. public ...
In the latest class action decision involving the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (“ICBC”), the British Columbia Supreme Court (“BCSC”) found ICBC vicariously liable for a rogue employee’s privacy breaches (Ari v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2022 BCSC 1475 (“Ari”)). This surprising decision has important implications for ...
The massive data breach involving Desjardins Group and around 2.7 million people announced on June 20 is an illustration of how vulnerable organizations can be to the acts of rogue employees with access to information systems.
Security breaches happen and could be costly to an organization and its reputation. Could it be worse?
Organizations are required to implement ...
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