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
Cathy Beagan Flood, Partner, Toronto
Sunny Handa, Partner, Montréal
Nicole Henderson, Partner, Toronto
Alexandra Luchenko, Partner, Vancouver
Wendy Mee, Partner, Toronto
Birch Miller, Partner, Calgary
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
1 – 2 p.m. (EDT)
Mandatory Continuing Education
Blake, Cassels & Graydon (U.S.) LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in the State of New York. This seminar is appropriate for newly admitted and/or experienced attorneys and has been accredited for 1 hour of CLE credit.
Other U.S. Jurisdictions
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