The Government of Canada is using Cloud technology to rapidly improve its information services. Moving to the Cloud will make it easier for Canadian residents to access innovative and supportive programs.
As technology embeds itself deeper in the functionality of business, so does the threat of various strains of cyber attacks. One of the most devastating is the denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. This type of breach involves multiple systems working in unison to completely shut down. These rudimentary attacks are easy to deploy, making everyone a target.
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.
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.
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.