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Canada Privacy Watchdog Seeks Input on Breach Reporting Guidance

Sept. 17, 2018, 9:41 PM

Canada’s privacy authority is seeking public comment on draft guidance aimed at helping companies comply with a new data breach reporting mandate that takes effect Nov. 1.

Stakeholders have until Oct. 2 to provide feedback on the guidance and a breach reporting form from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

“This draft guidance provides information in addition to the law and regulations that will be helpful to companies in devising their incident response plans and procedures,” Melissa Krasnow, a partner with the VLP Law Group LLP, in Minneapolis, said.

The data breach reporting requirement covers Canadian companies that are subject...

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