Canada Data Breach Law: Fines Coming To PIPEDA?.

Canada Industry Minister Tony Clement says he’s open to the idea of fines for data breaches involving customer information.  It appears to be a response to last week’s call for “attention-getting fines” by Canada’s Privacy Commissioner.  Canada does have data protection laws (PIPEDA, Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act), that require, among other things, […] read more

Laptop Encryption Software: Police Cruiser Computer Data Was Protected With Encryption.

A computer used in a police cruiser was stolen while the vehicle was parked outside a car dealership in New Hampshire.  Initially, the police department noted that there was a minimal chance of a data breach because the computer’s batteries were so old that the laptop wouldn’t boot up properly.  Later they updated their statement, […] read more