The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer, containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (aka PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws.
The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.
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Saturday, October 29, 2005
NetworkWorld has a great article on how to respond to security incidents involving personal or corporate data:
Responding to a security breach
...But organizations can reduce their overall losses by reporting breaches in a timely manner and offering whatever help they can to the affected parties, Penn says. On the other hand, organizations can compound their losses by covering up and delaying reporting, such as the case with ChoicePoint, whose stock dropped by 15% after fraud in its system exposed 145,000 credit identities in February. And health maintenance organization Kaiser Permanente was fined $200,000 in August for a three-month delay in reporting an exposure of patient data posted on a publicly accessible Web site used for help desk support....
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