Breach Notification , Governance & Risk Management , Incident & Breach Response

Breach Notification: Canada Prepares for Nov. 1

Attorney Ruth Promislow on How Organizations Need to Shift Strategies From Reactive to Proactive
Ruth Promislow, partner, Bennett Jones LLP

In harmony with a wave of global privacy and security legislation, Canada has its own new breach notification requirements going into effect on Nov. 1. Attorney Ruth Promislow says these standards will force organizations to shift from a reactive to a proactive approach to incident response.

See Also: Improving Security Compliance in The Financial Industry With Data Privacy Regulations

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit: Toronto, Promislow discusses:

  • Preparation for Nov. 1;
  • How Canada's legislation relates to other global standards;
  • The risks of not preparing for compliance.

Promislow, a partner at the Toronto law firm Bennett Jones LLP, practices commercial litigation with a focus on commercial crime, including cybersecurity, Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, employee fraud and anti-money laundering. She has extensive experience with recovery issues relating to commercial crime. Promislow oversees and conducts internal investigations for clients, working with internal and external auditors. She works with clients to develop and implement action plans following a cybersecurity or other fraudulent attack and also advises on steps to prevent against such attacks.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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