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Dutch and Canadian DPAs challenge WhatsApp's compliance with their privacy laws

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31/01/2013 by:

WhatsApp is in breach of data protection law, Canadian and Dutch data protection authorities have revealed. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and the Dutch Data Protection Authority say that the app violates their privacy laws...

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Canada nominates new Privacy Commissioner

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29/05/2014 by:

Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, announced yesterday the nomination of Daniel Therrien as the next Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Mr. Therrien is currently Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Public Safety, Defence and Immigration Portfoli...

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Canada introduces mandatory breach notification

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22/06/2015 by:

The Digital Privacy Act, adopted on 18 June, introduces an explicit obligation to notify individuals in cases of breaches, and report to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada if it is "reasonable in the circumstances to believe that the...

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Ashley Madison site used a fabricated security trustmark

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24/08/2016 by:

Canada’s Federal Privacy Commissioner and Australia’s Privacy Commissioner have concluded in their joint investigation into Ashley Madison’s 2015 data breach that the Toronto-based company had serious faults in its data security. For example, the...

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