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McDonald’s Canada says info of 95,000 job applicants compromised

April 3, 2017 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – McDonald’s Canada says the jobs section of its website has been hacked, compromising the personal information of about 95,000 applicants over the last three years. The company said Friday the accessed information included names, addresses, phone numbers, employment

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Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to fund project on connected cars code of practice

March 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada will soon be funding an arms-length project to develop a code of practice for connected cars, weighing a balance between information flow and privacy protection. “The benefits available to Canadians through the

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Manitoba government launches review of two pieces of privacy legislation

March 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Manitoba announced on Wednesday that it is reviewing two pieces of privacy legislation: the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). The government is inviting residents to provide

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IBM and SecureKey Technologies to deliver blockchain-based network for Canadian consumers

March 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

IBM and SecureKey Technologies, an identity and authentication provider company, announced on Monday that they are joining forces to “enable a new digital identity and attribute sharing network” based on IBM Blockchain. “The network will be designed to make it

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CSIS saw ‘no high privacy risks’ with metadata crunching now under fire: docs

February 27, 2017 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The national spy service saw little risk to the personal privacy of Canadians in a self-penned evaluation of its secret data-crunching centre – a shadowy program now at the centre of intense controversy, newly released documents show. The

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Cybersecurity, privacy, infrastructure management and emerging technologies rank as top tech challenges: survey

February 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Cybersecurity and privacy issues, along with infrastructure management and emerging technologies, rank as the top technology challenges organizations face today, according to a survey report from global consulting firm Protiviti and ISACA, a global business technology professional association for IT

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Recent High Profile Cyber Breaches

January 20, 2017 by

Casino Rama, Ashley Madison and Yahoo are among the organizations recently hit by cyber breaches

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Cyber Terms

January 19, 2017 by

A helpful glossary of terms used in the world of cyber security

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Vehicle owner addresses to be removed from registration cards to protect privacy: Manitoba Public Insurance

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) announced on Tuesday that it will be implementing a system change to remove the printing of registered owner addresses on non-commercial vehicle registration cards. Manitoba Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler announced the change “in the interest

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U.S. consumers excited about “connected living,” but concerned about identity theft, cyberattacks and privacy issues: study

January 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While consumers in the United States are excited by the progression toward “connected living,” they are also concerned about identity theft, cyberattacks and privacy issues, according to a new report from Assurant, Inc., a global provider of risk management solutions.

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Breach Notification

January 2, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Federal regulations requiring organizations to notify individuals of data breaches that could potentially expose them to harm will probably be in place this year and could cause an increase in class-action lawsuits, lawyers familiar with privacy laws suggest. The Digital

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Growing trend toward seeking punitive, personal legal action against corporate leaders: AGCS

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

New and emerging risks are putting corporate leaders under more pressure of falling foul of investigations, fines or prosecution over alleged wrongdoing, notes a new global report issued Monday by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “There is a growing