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New privacy rules designed to better safeguard the personal data of Canadians and let them know when it has been breached kick in Thursday, but even security experts say they are far from perfect.

The legislation, known as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (or PIPEDA) does a lot of things, but most importantly from a consumer’s perspective, it requires Canadian companies to alert their customers any time their personal information may have fallen into the wrong hands.

Source: CBC News

Date: November 2nd, 2018

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/pipeda-privacy-data-1.4886061

Discussion

1) Why does it matter that the PIPEDA “requires Canadian companies to alert their customers any time their personal information may have fallen into the wrong hands”?

2) Who gets to decide what “the wrong hands” are, and why is that important?

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