Canada

CANADA: What will the European General Data Protection Regulation mean for Canadian employers?

By Tamara Hunter and Patrick Van Eecke If you are an employer in Canada, you need to be aware of the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which will come into force in the spring of 2018. Organizations with employees in Europe will need to be compliant with the GDPR in accessing and using the …

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CANADA: Key priorities of the Privacy Commissioner in 2017

On March 21, 2017, senior representatives of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) met with privacy practitioners to provide updates on policy, legal, compliance and enforcement activities of the OPC. The information disseminated at this annual meeting is important to all businesses collecting personal information of Canadians for two reasons: It highlights …

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CANADA: Important CASL changes in effect on July 1, 2017

Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) came into effect on July 1, 2014. Almost three years later, Canadian businesses and their lawyers are still grappling with CASL compliance issues and trying to understand how CASL’s broad and often unclear provisions apply in practice. And, on July 1, 2017, two new things happen under CASL. Basis of implied …

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