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Larger fines needed to deter privacy breaches: B.C. privacy commish

Media | 02/22/2017 8:14 pm EST

OTTAWA — Fines levied against companies who breach privacy rules in Canada need to be increased to help prevent breaches in the future and to come in line with European Union data protection rules, British Columbia’s privacy commissioner told a Parliamentary committee Tuesday. Drew McArthur, B.C.’s acting privacy commissioner, told the House standing committee on access to information, privacy and ethics, which is reviewing the Personal...