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Canada’s police chiefs want new law that would compel people to reveal passwords

August 16, 2016 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Canada’s police chiefs want a new law that would force people to hand over their electronic passwords with a judge’s consent. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has passed a resolution calling for the legal measure to

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90% of global consumer product companies have experienced data breach, almost half not complying with regulations: Capgemini report

July 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Nine in ten global consumer product (CP) companies have faced a data breach and nearly one in two do not company with industry regulations, research from Gapgemini has found. The consulting, technology and outsourcing services firm conducted a global survey

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Need for cultural shift to improve cyber security awareness: Wombat Security

July 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

It is disheartening to see how the end-user is being managed when it comes to combating cyber security threats, suggests Amy Baker, vice president of marketing for Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. “Insider threats are widely discussed and well-recognized, so it

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Saskatchewan takes steps to strengthen privacy of personal health records

May 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Amendments to health information privacy legislation in Saskatchewan will help protect personal health records and increase accountability of those responsible for protecting those records, Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday. Amendments to The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) come

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Trans Pacific Partnership makes it “quite likely” that Canadians’ confidential data would be subject to US Patriot Act: MP

May 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A provision in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, which Canada has signed but not ratified, makes it “quite likely” that banking information could be “accessible to American security intelligence agencies,” a federal member of parliament recently suggested. The TPP

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Ontario health privacy breach notification bill passes third reading

May 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An Ontario government bill proposing to increase fines, to $500,000, for health privacy violations recently passed third reading at Queen’s Park in Toronto. Bill 119 proposes some changes to Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). “These amendments would make

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Tech Threat

March 1, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Ransomware and malware disguised as advertising tools for web browsers are just some of the computer security threats that can trigger losses. Experts advise organizations, especially those with sensitive data, to educate their non-technical staff on defending against threats from cyberspace.