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Eight Tech Law Issues To Watch in 2008
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Posted by Michael Geist

Predicting the future of Canadian technology law is challenging at the best of times, but with upcoming national elections in the United States and possibly Canada, prognostications for the next twelve months are admittedly likely to be about as accurate as a coin flip. With that caveat in mind, my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) returns by offering up eight issues to watch in 2008.
Security Breach Reporting Rules Are Introduced. Scarcely a week went by last year without a report of a security breach that placed the personal data of thousands of Canadians at risk. Last spring, a House of Commons committee acknowledged that the country needs mandatory security breach disclosure legislation that would require organizations to advise Canadians when they have been victimized by a breach. A public consultation on the issue concludes next week and new regulations will be introduced before the summer. Click here to read more of Michael's blog.

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