How do I protect my email data?

We all send generous amounts of information through email every day. These emails are sometimes harmless, but often they are essential to your concerns. So, have you ever asked yourself whether emails constitute a secure channel for sending all this data? The risks associated with sending sensitive information through email It is very easy to…

Consumers ready to flee business that have experienced a cybersecurity breach

Did you know that most consumers are ready to flee business that have experienced a cybersecurity breach? A survey conducted by KPMG in the United States reports that 33% of consumers are likely to avoid transacting in a business for at least three months if it has experienced a cybersecurity breach. According to the 2016 Consumer…

A new trend: Your DNA for free participation in a contest?

A new trend: Your DNA for free participation in a contest? What was meant to happen happened: more than ever, YOU are the product. The era of cookies and web traffic analysis thanks to Google Analytics has passed. New heights have been reached with a contest organised by Momondo, a travel search website. This enterprise,…

Canada: many firms have had to pay ransom to malicious hackers, but there are solutions

Canada: many firms have had to pay ransom to malicious hackers, but there are solutions The La Presse newspaper reports the conclusions of a study conducted in Canada and three other countries: 44 of 125 surveyed Canadian businesses had been victimised by some form of online extortion over the twelve preceding months. According to the…

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs – introduction of new challenges and opportunities for organizations

Authors: Véronique Barry, Kateri-Anne Grenier, Norton Rose Fulbright Article original  As the line between work and home is becoming increasingly blurred, the federal, British Columbia and Alberta privacy commissioners recently issued joint guidelines to help organizations: (i) reduce the risks of privacy breaches with respect to employers’ data accessed from employee-owned devices (EODs); and (ii) secure…

Speak now or forever hold your peace!

Author: Christine A. Carron, Ad. E, Norton Rose Fulbright Article original  Consultations on breach reporting regulations under PIPEDA now underway In June 2015, the Parliament of Canada adopted the Digital Privacy Act (the Act) that amends PIPEDA to provide for mandatory breach reporting to the privacy commissioner and the affected individuals in circumstances very similar to those…