Bill calls for mandatory data breach reporting


With the Conservative government’s privacy reform bill sitting untouched after being introduced about two years ago, New Democractic Party MP Charmain Borg has introduced a private member’s bill that that would make it mandatory for organizations to report data breach incidents.

Bill C-475, Borg’s proposed amendment to the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronics Document Act (PIPEDA), echoes what Canadian consumer and privacy advocacy groups have been clamoring for – more teeth to the existing privacy legislation that only requires voluntary reporting of breaches. 

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