Privacy, Data Protection and Cyber-Crypto Security
Hackers, cyber criminals, bad state actors, and poor processes and internal control mechanisms are only some of the risks to an organisation’s ability to secure its data. We now live in a digital age in which information is the main commodity. Individuals are increasingly aware of their privacy rights and governments are passing more and stricter data protection legislation with steeper penalties. Are you aware of your obligations and are you properly protected?
Regardless of their size and industry, business and other organisations cannot avoid their rapidly evolving privacy obligations. They are required to implement industry-adapted data protection policies, processes and internal control mechanisms with respect to the information they collect, store and, communicate as well as the methods they use to do so. Good governance rules should beimplemented to properly monitor various data protection and management measures. Organisations also require advice and counselling on cyber / crypto security mechanisms to protect their as well as their clients’ data. In the event of a data breach, the laws and the forces at play are such that clients require an immediate response from a team experienced in mitigating damage caused by unfavourable publicity and the possibility of class action proceedings.
BCF’s multi-disciplinary Data Protection and Cyber / Crypto Security team helps clients proactively identify industry specific best practices to protect the data they gather. We advise on how to comply with Quebec and Canadian legislation, to avoid an embarrassing and costly security breach, and to react swiftly in a decisive manner when the unfortunate happens. Our multidisciplinary team includes experienced privacy/regulatory, litigation, crisis management, intellectual property, and commercial lawyers. Our complementary expertise provides clients with an unbeatable resource to advise, assist, and defend them regardless of their data protection needs.