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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. (more…)
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. (more…)
One of the major barriers to businesses' use of the cloud is making sure their cloud providers comply with local laws and standards. Varying provincial regulations mean that data storage, access, and accessibility may vary by location for the same kind of data. Data sovereignty is the concept that digital information (e.g., data) is subject to the laws of the country where it's located. So how do Canadian laws affect data sovereignty in the cloud? (more…)
Cloud computing continues to be a hot topic in the business world, with companies committed to investing in platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and private cloud solutions in the new year. As we enter 2018, what is need-to-know information for cloud trends? (more…)

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