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Privacy Webinar on November 16 – New Privacy Law in Québec: Impacts for Businesses

Throughout the year, we host presentations that bring together leaders and experts in a variety of fields related to privacy, data protection and cybersecurity to share their knowledge and insights to help your organization achieve its business and growth objectives. On September 21, 2021, the Québec National Assembly adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative […] Read more

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Webinaire 17 novembre: Réforme de la législation en matière de protection des renseignements personnels au Québec : quelles incidences pour les entreprises?

Au cours de l’année, nous tiendrons une série de présentations qui réuniront des leaders et des spécialistes d’une foule de secteurs liés à la protection de la vie privée et des données, de même qu’à la cybersécurité. Leurs connaissances et perspectives aideront votre organisation à atteindre ses objectifs d’affaires et de croissance. Le 21 septembre […] Read more

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Insurance as a cybersecurity and privacy risk management tool

While organizations primarily manage cybersecurity and privacy risks through practices, policies and procedures, organizations often look to manage residual risks through insurance. Two recent Canadian cases illustrate how traditional insurance policies might provide limited or no coverage for losses and liabilities resulting from cybersecurity and privacy incidents. Organizations that seek to manage residual cybersecurity and […] Read more

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Adoption finale du projet de loi n° 64 – Principales exigences pour les entreprises

Le 21 septembre 2021, l’Assemblée nationale du Québec a adopté le projet de loi n° 64, Loi modernisant des dispositions législatives en matière de protection des renseignements personnels qui introduit des modifications importantes à la législation en matière de protection des renseignements personnels dans le secteur privé et public. Nous avons préparé un tableau qui résume sur […] Read more

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Québec adopts Bill 64 – Key requirements for businesses

On Sept. 21, 2021, the Québec National Assembly adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, which brings significant changes to Québec private sector and public sector privacy law. We have prepared a summarizing chart which focuses on proposed amendments to Québec’s Act respecting the protection of personal information […] Read more

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Ontario court dismisses cyber attack class action: Why ‘intrusion upon seclusion’ didn’t work

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has dismissed another class action in which the plaintiff used ‘intrusion upon seclusion’ to claim damages for a cyber attack. Justice Perell’s decision in Del Giudice v Thompson (Thompson) reinforces recent findings in similar cases where the intrusion upon seclusion tort was not upheld and organizations were not found vicariously liable […] Read more

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Mixed results in privacy class action against doctor who allegedly filmed patients

A plastic surgeon alleged to have filmed his patients with surveillance cameras faced a privacy class action case. In G.C. v. Jugenburg (2021 ONSC 3119), the Ontario Superior Court certified a privacy breach class action against Dr. Martin Jugenburg, but declined to certify a class action for patients whose images were posted on the internet, published, or otherwise displayed […] Read more

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OSFI updates Technology and Cyber Security Incident Reporting Advisory

On August 13, 2021, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released an updated Technology and Cyber Security Incident Reporting Advisory (Advisory) that imposes enhanced requirements for federally regulated financial institutions (FRFIs) regarding the prompt (within 24 hours or sooner if possible) reporting of technology and cybersecurity incidents to OSFI. The Advisory is effective immediately […] Read more

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Fin de l’étude détaillée du projet de loi n° 64 (protection de la vie privée) : État des lieux

Le 24 août dernier, la Commission des institutions de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec a terminé l’étude détaillée du projet de loi n° 64, Loi modernisant des dispositions législatives en matière de protection des renseignements personnels (« projet de loi n° 64 ») qui s’était amorcée en février 2021. Dans notre précédent bulletin, publié à l’occasion de la clôture des travaux parlementaires au […] Read more

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End of clause-by-clause consideration of Quebec privacy Bill 64: Where we stand

On August 24, the Committee on Institutions of the Québec National Assembly completed its clause-by-clause consideration of Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (Bill 64), which had begun in February 2021. In our previous bulletin, published at the end of the parliamentary proceedings in June, we discussed key changes made to […] Read more