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At-a-Glance Issue 68: Mandatory Data Breach Notification Regime – In Force on 1 November 2018

At-a-Glance is a monthly round-up of the latest news in employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, privacy, and other issues in executive risk.

This month's issue includes:


Knowingly failing to report privacy breaches in compliance with PIPEDA could result in an offence punishable by fines of up to CAD $100,000. The Commissioner may also disclose breach reports and records obtained from the organization to law enforcement or the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for investigation and prosecution..

Back issues

Issue 67: Amendments to Ontario’s Whistleblower Program March 2018
Issue 66: Termination without cause costs retailer over $1.5 million February 2018
Issue 65: Rewards Points Legislation in Ontario – Is Your Organization Ready? January 2018
Issue 64: Facilitation Payments Now an Offence Under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act November 2017
Issue 63: Ontario Introduces New Administrative Monetary Penalties Under the Pension Benefits Act October 2017
Issue 62: Long awaited PIPEDA mandatory breach notification regulation released in draft form September 2017
Issue 61: Supreme Court of Canada confirms directors can be held personally liable for oppressive conduct August 2017
Issue 60: Canadian government suspends implementation of private right of action under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) July 2017
Issue 59: Converting an individual action to a class proceeding May 2017
Issue 58: Individual fined $15,000 for violating Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation April 2017
Issue 57: Settlement reached in Manulife class action February 2017
Issue 56: Oppression in the context of a closely held corporation January 2017
Issue 55: Not-for-profit organization improperly characterizes employees as independent contractors November 2016
Issue 54: Employees may be entitled to damages in lieu of bonus on termination October 2016
Issue 53: Employees may be entitled to damages in lieu of bonus on termination September 2016
Issue 52: Independent contractor class-action lawsuit is first of its kind in Canada August 2016
Issue 51: Cyber breach related derivative lawsuit against target board dismissed July 2016
Issue 50: Alberta regulator reminds directors and officers of statutory responsibilities when ceasing operations May 2016
Issue 49: SCC to hear appeal of corporate directors found liable in oppression remedy lawsuit April 2016
Issue 48: At-a-Glance Issue 48: Settlement reached in Baja mining class action March 2016
Issue 47: Agreement reached on draft text of new EU data privacy laws February 2016
Issue 46: Longest jail sentence to date for criminal negligence issued under Bill C-45 Criminal Code amendments January 2016
Issue 45: Ontario's Sexual Violence and Harassment Plan establishes new duties for employers November 2015
Issue 44: Yates memorandum could impact Canadian companies with ties to U.S. October 2015
Issue 43: New Québec Code of Civil Procedure introduces changes to the class-action regime September 2015
Issue 42: Ontario releases details about New Ontario Retirement Pension Plan August 2015