Digital Privacy Act (Bill S-4) is Now Law
What You Need to Know

Presented on June 25, 2015

  • Material:
  • Digital Privacy Act (Bill S-4) is Now Law
    What You Need to Know

  • About this program:
  • Join us for this engaging session on the state of contractual interpretation. Our partner, Geoff Hall author of Canadian Contractual Interpretation Law, the leading Canadian text on the interpretations of contracts. Geoff will share his insights on how recent decisions have changed the landscape of contractual interpretation.The Digital Privacy Act (Bill S-4) passed into law last week and introduces (among other things) significant fines and mandatory breach notification (not yet in force) into the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Organizations which handle personal information in the course of their commercial activities will want to undertake a review of their privacy policies and security safeguards, as well as revisit their risk allocation on privacy matters.

    Join us as we discuss the implications of Bill S-4 on your business. In light of the new “sliding scale” requirements for consent, do your consent practices need to change? Are your old consents still valid? With the possibility of significant fines, does your approach to personal information still make sense? Similarly, with mandatory notification required “as soon as feasible” and confidentiality now on a different footing, has your litigation risk changed? Join our expert panel to learn best practices and strategies to minimize the risk to your organization.

    We will cover the four areas that will be of significant concern to organizations:

    ¬ Consent

    ¬ Mandatory Notification

    ¬ Penalties

    ¬ Confidentiality


    Join Kirsten Thompson, Barry Sookman and Dan Glover of McCarthy Tétrault, as they give you practical advice on risk management in a changing privacy landscape. Click here to learn more about the Client Solutions we offer to help you assess your readiness and become compliant.

  • Accreditation:
  • This program qualifies for up to 1.0 hour(s) of eligible educational activity or CPD/MCE credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia, Ontario and Québec.