The Year in Cybersecurity Law

Management (801B) October 9, 2019 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Feedback     

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David Fewer

CIPPIC is the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, Canada’s only public interest technology law clinic. CIPPIC is based at the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Law Technology and Society. In this session, CIPPIC staff will review the year’s legal developments in cybersecurity and provide a look ahead at what we might expect in 2020. 2019 has proved an eventful year in Canadian cybersecurity law, including:

  • the first enforcement of Canada’s new security breach legislation
  • public engagement with major international platforms in safeguarding Canada’s electoral process
  • implementation of 2018’s revised National Cybersecurity Strategy
  • the remarkable arrest and pending extradition of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou
  • major Canadian institutions fell victim to cybercriminals, including Desjardins

2020 will see development of these events, and the fall election will bring a new government with its own cybersecurity priorities.