17 Oct Up to 40 Percent of Canadian Firms Unfamiliar with Data Privacy Law, New Study Says
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) found in a recent study that there was a significant disconnect between Canadian businesses’ awareness of cybersecurity threats and the actions they take to counter them.
In its 2018 Cybersecurity Survey, CIRA established that 38 percent of respondents admitted that they were unfamiliar with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which is Canada’s federal privacy law.
However, around 59 percent said that they do collect and store personal information. 40 even said that they have been hit by a cyber incident in the past 12 months, with one in ten experiencing 20 or more attacks.
Source: Mobile Syrup