As part of the official process to launching Canada’s new Anti-spam legislation Industry Canada has released their definitions and regulations for C-28 (aka. CASL, FISA, ECPA). The Highlights are as follows: Personal...Read More
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has asked that the cybersecurity bills currently in front of various committees be combined into one single, omnibus bill, which would presumably then be attached to the defense authorizations bill. Here’s where we start to get worried.
Each of the bills we’ve seen (and we surely haven’t seen them all yet) have some good points, and some…let’s just call them unintended consequences. In every case it’s obvious that the authors’ intentions were good, but they needed some expert advice from people who actually understand the technical and legal realities of the internet today.
One such expert shares his review of one of those bills: S. 3742, the “Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2010.”
Bill 28, the Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (FISA, nee ECPA) was introduced into the Canadian House of Commons May 25, 2010, and passed first reading. Also tabled were ammendments to PIPEDA, the existent privacy act, as...Read More