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Gov’t releases data-breach reporting rules

News | 09/01/2017 5:29 pm EDT
Gov’t releases data-breach reporting rules
The Canadian-based company behind Ashley Madison, a website facilitating adulterous relationships, was the target of a massive customer data breach in 2015. /Screenshot via Ashley Madison.

Organizations that suffer a breach of users’ personal information must conduct a risk assessment to determine if it poses a “real risk of significant harm” to the affected individual and, if so, report it to the federal privacy commissioner and the people involved as soon as possible, according to new rules on data breach reporting.

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