Toronto Hospital Privacy Breach: A Year Later

24 April 2016

Last spring, nearly 14,000 expecting mothers at a Toronto hospital left as more than new parents – they left as victims of Canada’s latest privacy breach. In the weeks that followed, the story emerged: A nurse in Rouge Valley Hospital’s maternity department was among five people charged for their roles in stealing the new moms’ Read More…

How the New Digital Privacy Act Will Keep You Aware of Corporate Data Breaches

4 September 2015

This June, Industry Minister James Moore announced a new law that modernizes Canada’s existing private sector privacy mandates. In addition to setting clear rules for how personal information can be collected, used and disclosed, the law requires organizations to notify both the Privacy Commissioner and affected individuals in the event of a security breach. Referred Read More…

Employee Records Are a Major Source of Identity Theft

20 June 2015

With all the information that companies collect on their employees, it makes sense that workplace records are one of the major sources of data exploited by identity thieves. According to Eva Del Rio of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), it’s estimated that 30 to 60 percent of identity theft cases originate with workplace Read More…

Privacy breaches on the rise in British Columbia

6 April 2015

According to a report from the office of British Columbia information and privacy commissioner Elizabeth Denham, privacy breaches are on the rise in B.C. Her office analyzed data covering the years between 2010 and 2013, and found that there were 3,779 suspected privacy breaches reported during that time by B.C. government agencies, with 2,700 of Read More…

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