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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...

Over 800K Canadians involved in Uber hack

telecom | 12/12/2017 6:30 pm EST

The Canadian division of Uber Technologies Inc. said about 815,000 riders and drivers in Canada were affected by a breach late last year, according to a blog post on its website. The post notes that the number is an “approximation rather than an accurate and definitive...

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...

OPC looking into Uber data breach

telecom | 11/22/2017 4:08 pm EST

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has requested a written breach report from...

Snapchat reportedly worth as much as $19B US

Media | 02/20/2015 4:43 pm EST

Snapchat Inc., the maker of mobile apps for picture and video sharing, is being valued at as much as $19 billion US in current talks to secure a new round of funding, Bloomberg reported this week. An article Tuesday said the...