March 1, 2010
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Miller Thomson LLP
40 King St. West, Suite 5800
The Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC) is currently preparing uniform legislation on the duty to notify individuals of compromises in the security of their personal information. When the ULCC started the project in 2008, there was only one piece of legislation in Canada with a privacy breach notification rule; now there are four. The uniform statute aims to place consistent obligations on organizations or businesses that have information in more than one province or that carry on business in more than one province. It is intended that the statute also apply to the public sector.
A draft data breach notification statute was prepared by the ULCC’s Identity Theft Working Group in 2009. The ULCC is preparing a final draft of the legislation for adoption in August of this year, and is presently in consultation with privacy commissioners across the country and the Bar. John D. Gregory, chair of the Identity Theft Working Group, will provide an overview of the project and of the key questions facing the Working Group and the ULCC in preparing the final draft.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
John D. Gregory
General Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
John D. Gregory is General Counsel in the Policy Division, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario). John clerked with the Chief Justice of Canada, and after being called to the Ontario Bar in 1977, practised commercial law in Toronto with a private firm until 1985, when he joined the provincial government. John has developed policies on alternative dispute resolution, private international law, trade law and provincial offences. John has been president of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, and has chaired the working groups that produced the Uniform Electronic Evidence Act and the Uniform Electronic Commerce Act. From 1997 through 2005 John was a member of the Canadian delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law’s working group on electronic commerce.
John has been a director of the Information Technology Lawyers Association of Canada and is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada and the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology. John is also co-chair of the Working Group on International Issues of the Cyberspace Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.
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