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Alberta, breach notice, British Columbia, Canada, Ontario, Quebec

Security Breach Notices for Canadian Data

By W. Scott Blackmer on March 19, 2010

Notice of significant security breaches involving personal information is recommended under federal Privacy Commissioner guidelines and legally required for custodians of personal health information in Ontario. Albert's new Bill 54, not yet in force, sets a new standard for mandatory notification to the provincial Privacy Commissioner, who can determine whether and how individuals must be notified.

agility, best practices, compliance, IAPP, information governance, IT, Law, legal defensibility, outsourcing, privacy professionals, risk, Security, security breach, technology, whitepaper

Privacy's Trajectory

By InfoLawGroup LLP on March 14, 2010

As many of our readers know, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) will celebrate 10 years this Tuesday, March 16. In connection with that anniversary, the IAPP is releasing a whitepaper, "A Call For Agility: The Next-Generation Privacy Professional," tomorrow, March 15. I am honored that the IAPP has given me the opportunity to read and blog about the whitepaper in advance of its official release.

ABA, Cloud, E-Sign, ethics, privacy professionals, Red Flags Rule, RSA

Thoughts from the RSA Conference

By InfoLawGroup LLP on March 03, 2010

As the partners of InfoLawGroup make our way through the sensory overload of the RSA Conference this week, I am reminded (and feel guilty) that it has been a while since I posted here. I have good excuses - have simply been too busy with work - but after spending several days in the thought-provoking environment that is RSA, I had to break down and write something. A few observations, from a lawyer's perspective, based on some pervasive themes.

201 CMR 17-00, AES, anonymity, behavioral advertising, breach notification, California, cloud computing, contracts, DPA, Eavesdropping, encryption, EU Data Protection Directive, GLBA, HIPAA, HITECH, IAPP, Kearney, Massachusetts, personally identifiable information, pii, RFID, social networking, spam, SSN, TCPA, telemarketing, text messages, UK ICO, VPPA

Celebrating Data Privacy from A to Z

By InfoLawGroup LLP on January 28, 2010

In honor of Data Privacy Day and its spirit of education, I thought it might be appropriate (and fun) to celebrate some (but certainly not all) of the A, B, Cs of Data Privacy. Would love to see your contributions, too!

bills-, Data Breach Notification Act, data brokers, Federal, Personal Data Privacy and Security Act, S- 139, S- 1490, Senate Judiciary Committee

Will 2010 See the Enactment of a Comprehensive Federal Data Security Law?

By InfoLawGroup LLP on November 05, 2009

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee approved two federal data security bills, Senator Leahy's S. 1490, the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act, and Senator Feinstein's S. 139, the Data Breach Notification Act. Of course, there have been dozens of proposed federal breach notification bills over the past several years, from both sides of the aisle. Senator Leahy's office issued this statement earlier today. While we cannot predict the fate of S. 1490 and S. 139, and we will have future occasion to comment on the bills in more detail, Tanya and I wanted to highlight a few notable provisions now.

Binding Corporate Rules, breach notification, EU Data Protection Directive, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA, model contracts, privacy, Safe Harbor

Legal Implications of Cloud Computing -- Part Two (Privacy and the Cloud)

By InfoLawGroup LLP on September 30, 2009

Last month we posted some basics on cloud computing designed to provide some context and identify the legal issues. What is the cloud? Why is everyone in the tech community talking about it? Why do we as lawyers even care? Dave provided a few things for our readers to think about -- privacy, security, e-discovery. Now let's dig a little deeper. I am going to start with privacy and cross-border data transfers. Is there privacy in the cloud? What are the privacy laws to keep in mind? What are an organization's compliance obligations? As with so many issues in the privacy space, the answer begins with one key principle -- location, location, location.