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Good news for Canadian companies looking to store private data locally.

Canada is a recognized world leader in privacy legislation. Whether your business is targeting the Canadian market or whether you are an international company targeting the US market; Canada is an ideal location for hosting business-critical applications.

All of our servers and customers’ data reside in Canada!  The Cloud computing model is under a fair amount of scrutiny by privacy advocates and lawmakers. The concern is around the level of visibility and control (lawfully or unlawfully) that the Cloud computing providers have in communications and data storage. This is especially relevant when there are conflicting requirements within laws, such as Canada’s PIPEDA and American privacy laws.

Where is your data really hosted? Knowingly or unknowingly?

In Canada, the private sector’s use and application of personal data is highly regulated, protecting sensitive and personal information for both individuals as well as businesses. The US Patriot Act and now the US CLOUD Act permits government and law enforcement agencies the ability to search data retained by service providers, sometimes even if an American provider has a datacentre located in Canada. The Canadian and Provincial privacy laws (including PIPEDA) are in conflict with the US Law, and Canadian companies looking to store private data in the US would be subject to adherence.

Learn more about Canadian privacy laws in our blog.

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Changes Are Coming to Canada’s Privacy Laws – Part Three: The Steps to Take  

  Major changes to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) are coming into law this fall. Now is the time for organizations to pay careful attention to their role in protecting the privacy of customers.

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

Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) will soon be experiencing an overhaul. Any private-sector organization throughout Canada could be affected and must learn their new accountabilities before November 1st 2018 – the date of enforcement. Non-compliance could result in weighty fines up to $100,000.

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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 […]

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