On May 2, 2020, Ontario’s Minister of Health proposed making some changes to clarify reporting obligations of health information custodians and also create rules with respect to Ontario Health and Electronic Health Records. Interested individuals may provide written comments regarding the proposed regulation between May 2, 2020, and July 1, 2020.
The general prohibition on false or misleading advertising under the Competition Act contains two adjudicative regimes, criminal (subsection 52(1)) and civil (subsection 74.01(1)(a)), that can be used to address the same conduct – the making of a materially false or misleading representation to the public for the purpose of promoting one’s product or business interest.
Cyber attacks were a serious risk even before the COVID-19 pandemic. As many organizations have instituted work-from-home procedures, the risk is elevated. The increase of non-standard communications, the use of new and untested remote working arrangements and a heightened level of stress and anxiety all create new vulnerabilities for threat actors to take advantage of. Incorrectly addressed emails, theft of company devices and a massive increase in remote connections all increase the risk of a successful cyber attack.