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CANADA: once more unto the breach: Canada’s PIPEDA breach notification and reporting regulations in force November 1, 2018

Canada’s long-awaited federal private-sector data breach reporting regulations have now been published by the Canadian government and will take effect November 1, 2018. This gives organizations approximately seven months to get ready for compliance. Back in June 2015, Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) was amended (via the Digital Privacy Act) to …

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THE NETHERLANDS: almost 5500 data breaches notified in 2016

By Richard van Schaik and Róbin de Wit The Dutch Personal Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “AP”) revealed that almost 5500 data breaches have been notified since the legislation on mandatory data breach notification duties entered into force on 1 January 2016. Pursuant to this legislation, it is mandatory for all types of data controllers …

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