Data Security
OTTAWA — Canada's privacy commissioner says Statistics Canada must put more safeguards on personal financial information it collects.
TORONTO — After more than three years of legislative fine-tuning, Canadian businesses will be required as of Thursday to alert their customers and the federal privacy watchdog if there's a danger that personal information under an organization's control has fallen into the wrong hands.
SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history.
OTTAWA — Canada's election watchdog is seeking three specialists to analyze social media for threats to the integrity of the next federal election, a move that follows troublesome evidence of online Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential vote.
Regardless of the business you are in, the security risks your company is facing are growing and changing every day.
ATLANTA — A former Equifax manager was sentenced Tuesday to serve eight months home confinement for engaging in insider trading in the wake of the company's massive data breach last year.
More than one in five Canadian companies say they were hit by a cyberattack last year, with businesses spending $14 billion on cybersecurity as they confront greater risks in the digital world, according to a new Statistics Canada survey.
BRUSSELS — European Union leaders have commissioned work on a new system for slapping sanctions on the perpetrators of cyberattacks, in the wake of the attack on the world chemical weapons watchdog.
OTTAWA — On Oct. 15,  the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released its 2018 CIRA Cybersecurity Survey, which provides an overview of the Canadian cybersecurity landscape.
NEW YORK — The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. And eat your vegetables. And go to the gym.

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