As of November 1st, Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (or PIPEDA) has gone into effect, requiring Canadian businesses to take steps to protect their customer’s personal information. From the CBC:

Among the new rules are a requirement that companies must keep accurate data about cybersecurity safeguards for two years following, in case breaches are revealed down the line. The law also calls for “appropriate” digital safeguards at all parts of the business, including dealings with third party contractors.

The rules call for stiff penalties, too — up to $100,000 per violation — a sum that should be enough to frighten many businesses into updating their IT infrastructure. But many will have problems complying with the new rules, partly because of a lack of awareness.

Automatica can help ensure that your network is not an easy target, and that your data handling procedures ensure that customer information is properly secured.

Further information:

Are you Prepared for Mandatory Data Breach Notifications?

PIPEDA in brief