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Bell Canada alert prompts RCMP, privacy watchdog to investigate data breach

“We are following up with Bell to obtain information regarding what took place and what they are doing to mitigate the situation, and to determine follow up actions,” said the federal privacy watchdog's spokeswoman Tobi Cohen.

Senators urge Liberals to act on privacy, security issues with automated cars

The committee says the government must invest more in its own research of self-driving cars to deal with questions of safety, such as how to ensure a driverless car safely navigates a snow-covered road.

RBC opening cybersecurity lab at University of Waterloo to develop new privacy tools

Areas of research will include detecting and mitigating security threats using machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as using privacy-enhancing technologies that focus on the safety and security of consumer metadata.
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Changes to ACMPR “a step in the right direction”

On January 25, Health Canada announced two changes to the physical security requirements under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), which impact licensed producers (LPs) of cannabis for medical purposes. » Read full article
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Genetec receives SAFETY Act certification

Genetec received this certification and designation after meeting qualifications outlined in the SAFETY Act of 2002 (Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act). » Read More

Equifax Canada seeks to regain trust in its security after major U.S. breach

Equifax Canada's reputation took a hit after its U.S. parent revealed a massive data breach last year, but chief privacy officer John Russo says the 19,000 affected Canadian accounts haven't been linked to any fraud. » Read full article

Cisco: businesses report sales delays caused by customer data privacy concerns

The study surveyed nearly 3000 global security professionals in 25 countries regarding their privacy maturity and any effects of data privacy on their business. Two-thirds of respondents indicated that data privacy was causing delays in their sales cycles. » Read full article

Former Ont. privacy commissioner forms global council, seeks funds for research

Former Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian is seeking backers to help her promote her internationally recognized “privacy by design” concept. » Read full article

Border Security Expo

Location: San Antonio, Tex.
Date: January 31 – February 2, 2018
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Next Generation 911, Technology and Emergency Management

Location: Burlington, Ont.
Date: February 20, 2018
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Security Career Expo

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: March 7, 2018
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ISC West

Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: April 11 – 13, 2018
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IAHSS Annual Conference & Expo

Location: Chicago, Il.
Date: April 15 – 18, 2018
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Focus On Manufacturing Security

Location: International Centre, Mississauga, Ont.
Date: April 18, 2018
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Security Canada East

Location: Laval, Que.
Date: April 25, 2018
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