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By Jake McQuitty, David Cook It seems like barely a week goes by without a high-profile data breach being reported on the front pages of our newspapers. Hacking and cyberattacks appear to be becoming more commonplace and involving an ever-increasing range of wrongdoers: from vandals to nation states and terrorist groups. The risk around cyberattacks has been […]

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On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) is recruiting a new general counsel following the departure of its former legal head after two years. Scotland-based GC Euan McVicar joined the energy regulator in 2018 from Green Investment Group, where he served as GC between 2013 and 2017 and then head of transaction structuring in […]

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