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OPC to monitor Equifax for six years

telecom | 04/09/2019 5:12 pm EDT

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner said Tuesday that it has concluded its investigation into the Equifax Inc. data breach and it will monitor the company for the next six years. It said in a press release that “both Equifax Canada and its US-based parent company...

Data breach notification rules coming Nov. 1

Media | 04/04/2018 1:41 pm EDT

The federal government has announced that mandatory breach notification rules found in the 2015 Digital Privacy Act will come into force Nov. 1 this year, according to an order-in-council dated March 26. As originally reported by iPolitics, the government issued an order-in-council stating sections of the bill related to breach notifications and the creation of an annual report on the topic by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) will be enforced after the start of November. The new rules stipulate that organizations that suffer a breach of users’ personal...

Budget’s cybersec plans invoke questions about transparency: professor

telecom | 02/28/2018 7:08 pm EST

As the federal government announced schemes to bolster Canadian...

Committee tells Equifax compensation meagre after breach

telecom | 12/05/2017 12:47 pm EST

OTTAWA — The House of Commons’ ethics committee did not mince words...

Goodale offers telecoms a hand in network security, SS7

telecom | 11/24/2017 5:53 pm EST

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the country’s telecoms can...

Equifax investigation a ‘priority’ for privacy commish

telecom | 09/15/2017 4:31 pm EDT

The privacy commissioner’s office is investigating the Equifax Inc. breach. It said in a release Friday it launched the investigation “after receiving several complaints and dozens of calls...