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Mandatory breach notification in Canada has ‘potential to effectively cause’ class-action lawsuits: PCUC speaker

November 25, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Impending changes to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents (PIPEDA) could “effectively cause more class-action” lawsuits down the road because companies will be required to report information security breaches that pose “a real risk of significant harm,” a lawyer

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Lawyer warns of privacy breach damages to victims who are a ‘little bit annoyed’

November 23, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The rise of class action lawsuits alleging privacy breaches is raising the question of whether a corporation can be held vicariously liable when employees cause privacy violations to plaintiffs who do not actually prove they were harmed, a lawyer warned

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Organizations must focus more on people, not just technology, to combat privacy breaches: lawyer

October 26, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The people component of privacy breaches is critically important, demanding greater focus going forward in light of an environment where both related individual and class actions are on the rise, Patrick Hawkins, a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP suggested