Proposed federal data breach reporting regs good for business: Lawyer

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Organizations following the federal privacy law would have to keep a record of every breach of security safeguards for no more than 24 months after the day the breach has occurred, according to new proposed regulations to Canadian law requiring firms to report breaches to customers and the privacy commissioner.

In addition, the proposed regulations wouldn’t impose a new method of record-keeping for those breach reports. A copy of the report as sent to the federal privacy commissioner would be sufficient, say the draft regulations released earlier this month, which means a paper copy in a file folder would do.

Many organizations will be familiar with the proposed format for notifying potential victims because it is similar to best practices already recommended by the federal privacy commissioner.

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