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OPC tweaks breach notification over ‘notice fatigue’ fears

Media | 11/02/2018 3:53 pm EDT

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has made a change to its breach notification guidance to address wording that some lawyers warned could lead to multiple organizations sending out notices over the same breach. A trio of lawyers from Borden Ladner Gervais LLP told the OPC last month that its draft notification guidelines could lead to “notice fatigue.” They said that having all companies -- for example, one that collects data and a third party service provider that processes it -- submit reports would be confusing to those individuals affected by a breach. The...

Privacy proponents point to problems with connected cars

telecom | 05/02/2017 7:19 pm EDT

Connected cars “raise significant privacy concerns,” Vincent Gogolek, executive director of the B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, told a Senate committee Tuesday. “The same technologies that allow for safer, more convenient and entertaining vehicles are also capable of amassing vast databases of information,” he said. “This information can be used not only to improve vehicle systems and features, but also to track and profile customers for targeted marketing and for other purposes. Customer data generated by the connected cars is now seen as a major...