Data Security
SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. — The rookie leader of Ontario's poll-leading Progressive Conservatives came under concerted attack on Saturday over allegations his candidates for next month's election might have used stolen data to further their cause.
TORONTO — Doug Ford says he accepted the resignation of a Progressive Conservative candidate after learning of allegations about the theft of 60,000 people's personal information.
TORONTO — The company that operates a major toll road in southern Ontario says the personal information of roughly 60,000 people was stolen from its offices "some time over the past 12 months."
MEXICO CITY — Mexico established a one-day waiting period on electronic money transfers of over $2,500 in the wake of a hacking attack that may have taken as much as $20 million from several Mexican banks.
OTTAWA — Lawmakers delving into the Facebook data scandal are hearing experts call for substantial regulatory upgrades to protect the privacy of Canadians — as well as warn of democratic and economic risks posed by foreign companies motivated by "surveillance capitalism."
TORONTO — The European Union's new privacy protection rules are being described as a game-changing new standard that's already being felt in Canada as companies with transatlantic operations get ready for the sweeping changes that come into effect later this month.
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is advising all users to change their passwords.
We’re less than a month away from the enforcement of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on May 25. If businesses haven’t taken the necessary steps to comply with the rules already, they could be in big trouble.
According to a new survey, 78 per cent of U.S. respondents say a company’s ability to keep their data private is “extremely important” and only 20 per cent “completely trust” organizations they interact with to maintain the privacy of their data.
TORONTO — Federal data breach regulations set to take effect Nov. 1 will require mandatory reporting of security breaches that pose a "real risk of significant harm," but give businesses flexibility about how that's done.
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