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Proposed breach regulations refocus risk management, incident response protocols

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 8:54 AM | By David Young

Publication of the federal government’s proposed Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations on Sept. 2, for a 30-day consultation period, provides important guidance to organizations and their internal compliance personnel. The proposed regulations, while potentially subject to adjustment following the consultation, provide a significant road map as to the full scope of the new incident breach reporting provisions under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). These provisions will create new liability risks and compliance costs for organizations.  

The final regulations, together with the...