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Data protection in Canada: are Canadian businesses providing enough security today?

A year after the European GDPR regulation came into force, what is the bottom line for businesses in Canada?

Data protection in Canada: are Canadian businesses providing enough security today? 

A year after the European GDPR regulation came into force, what is the bottom line for businesses in Canada?

 

Companies are increasingly relying on data related
activities, collecting the maximum amount of
information on customers and creating innovative
ways of using it. And that’s a fact! They have
become crucial, regardless of the purposes.

 

In this race to collect information, the
international community decided to implement an
improved, controlled common framework setting
out the conditions for collecting personal data and
what types of processes are acceptable. In that
respect, the European Union published the
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which
has been in force since May 2018. In the United
States, California decided to implement a data
protection framework by recently passing the
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). As for
Canada, it already implemented in its legislation,
in 2001, the Personal Information Protection and
Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

 

A year after the GDPR came into force, what is the
bottom line for businesses in Canada? Ignoring the
different data security issues today is no longer an
option. Regulatory constraints, which have grown
with the recent introduction of the CCPA and its
extraterritorial effects, must be considered and
transcribed as soon as possible in the policies and
processes of Canadian companies.

 

 

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