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Data protection in Canada: The International Comparative Legal Guide 2018

Author(s): Adam Kardash, Patricia Kosseim

Jun 21, 2018

In a world where data has become a business-critical asset, companies need to understand and navigate across the complex regulatory ecosystem in order to grow and expand globally.  Once again this year, Osler is pleased to have contributed to the 2018 edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection

In the Canada chapter, Adam Kardash and Patricia Kosseim offer businesses that want to do business in Canada with a comparative overview of the four principal private sector privacy statutes that govern the data protection regime in Canada, as well as guidance for maintaining legislative compliance.

This chapter provides valuable and practical insights into:

  • main definitions used in relevant legislation
  • key principles that apply to processing personal data
  • individual rights in relation to the processing of personal data
  • the appointment of a Data Protection Officer
  • legislative restrictions on marketing and the use of cookies
  • restrictions on international data transfers
  • whistleblower hotlines
  • CCTV and employee monitoring
  • data security and data breaches
  • enforcement and sanctions
  • e-discovery/disclosure to foreign law enforcement agencies
  • enforcement trends and other hot topics

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