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Changes Are Coming to Canada’s Privacy Laws – Part One: The Changes

On November 1st 2018, the Government of Canada will be enforcing important changes to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).  These amendments will apply to most private-sector organizations conducting commercial activities throughout most of Canada. This motion comes in light of recent adaptions to the United Kingdom’s privacy laws that have emphasized a need for Canadian restructuring.

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What The U.S. CLOUD Act Means for Canadians

The American Government has recently passed legislation that will grant it more access to digital data. The “Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data” or CLOUD Act was a last-minute addition to the $1.3 trillion federal spending bill, which was signed into law by President Donald Trump this past March. The controversial act allows both U.S. officials and foreign governments more access to personal data stored in the cloud.

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New Privacy Laws for Healthcare in Ontario: What You Need To Know

As of January 1st 2018, numerous changes have been made to Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). If you are a health information custodian working in a hospital or medical office, it is important to understand how this new set of rules will affect your organization. One of the most critical changes requires health organizations to keep track of privacy and data  breaches. While the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario will be releasing tracking guidelines in March of 2019, custodians are expected to record breaches now. Here is what you need to know to uphold your reputation and ensure your patient information remains secure.

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