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Peter Ruby quoted in "Canadian regulators asked to get tough on data privacy amid Facebook controversy", BNN

April-17-2018

Lawyer Peter Ruby
Area Technology, Privacy Law

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Excerpt from "Canadian regulators asked to get tough on data privacy amid Facebook controversy", by Polina Lake, BNN:

“Under the federal law, a new part of the law [which comes into force in November], notifying the privacy commission and the affected individual(s) is mandatory where there is ‘real risk of significant harm’ from the breach,” said Peter Ruby, a technology litigation partner at Goodmans.

But Ruby said determining what the significance of that harm is may be challenging, especially since data breaches and leaks can come in many forms.

“The response is very context-specific, so there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution,” said Ruby.

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