Ca: Make data breach reporting mandatory, consumer group says

Christine Wong reports:

Canada’s proposed new law on data breaches is a toothless piece of legislation that amounts to little more than a sugar pill when it comes to protecting consumers’ privacy and personal information, an Ottawa-based watchdog group said Monday.

In its report “Data Breaches: Worth Noticing?”, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) recommends toughening Bill C-12, proposed federal legislation introduced in Parliament in 2010 to safeguard Canadians against data breaches.


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