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Blakes 2021 Canada/U.S. Legal Update Seminar Series: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Blakes 2021 Canada/U.S. Legal Update Seminar Series: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
May 18, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FBI reported a 300 per cent increase in reported cybercrimes. According to Canadian Security Magazine, 99 per cent of Canadian organizations have seen an increase in cyber-attacks in the past 12 months. While Canadian and American companies are being targeted in similar ways, the relevant legal considerations differ significantly.

Cross-border businesses need to be cognizant of federal and provincial Canadian privacy laws, industry-specific reporting regimes, personal health information laws that apply to COVID-19 data, and the ever-evolving litigation landscape. 

Join members of the Blakes Cybersecurity team for an in-depth discussion about how U.S. cybersecurity and privacy laws compare to those in Canada and how to best mitigate the risks of a breach, optimize breach response and avoid class-action lawsuits.

This live webcast will include the following topics:
  • Privacy statutory reform
  • Privacy litigation and class actions
  • Cyber due diligence 
  • Canadian Cybersecurity Trends Study
 Following the presentation, there will be a 10-minute Q&A session.

Did You Know...

  • The Canadian House of Commons is currently debating legislation that would increase the fine for failing to report a privacy breach from the current C$100,000 to the greater of C$25-million or five per cent of gross global revenues

  • Eighty per cent of privacy class actions are certified in Canada

  • The average cost of a data breach is higher in Canada than anywhere in the EU or Asia



Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Live Webcast:

1 – 2 p.m. (EDT)

Mandatory Continuing Education

Other U.S. Jurisdictions
Under Approved Jurisdiction Policies, so long as certain requirements are satisfied, attorneys may count towards their CLE requirement credit earned through participation in a New York accredited course. If you are in need of credit in another jurisdiction, please reach out to Stacey Evans Greenberg