In an era where data privacy is paramount, safeguarding your business against cyber threats is not just a choice—it’s a necessity. CyVault™ is your trusted partner in navigating the complex landscape of Quebec’s privacy laws.
Bill 25 is more than just a regulation; it’s a commitment to protecting the sensitive information of individuals and businesses alike. Failure to comply not only risks substantial fines but also jeopardizes the trust your clients place in you.
Bill 25 has been meticulously crafted to modernize Quebec’s privacy laws. Unveiling a series of transformative obligations to the current legal landscape. It presents substantial new data protection rights upon individuals, while imposing responsibilities on both public and private organizations entrusted with managing that data.
Bill 25 will be implemented gradually over three years. Despite the phased approach, companies should initiate preparations now for the extensive changes, as compliance will demand significant time, resources, and cyber defense expertise.
As stipulated by the Commission d’accès à l’information of Quebec, the regulatory authority overseeing Bill 25 compliance, personal information is characterized as data enabling the direct or indirect identification of a natural person.
Bill 25 is crafted to uphold and enforce individuals’ rights to personal information, safeguarding the data of Quebec residents through heightened accountability measures for organizations.
The legislation will:
All Quebec-based organizations engaging in the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information are obligated to adhere to regulatory requirements. Bill 25 also requires foreign entities catering to Quebec based clientele to comply.
Bill 25 introduces penalties for breaches of privacy legislation, imposing fines on organizations ranging from $15,000 to $25,000,000 CAD or an amount equivalent to 4% of the global turnover for the preceding fiscal year, whichever proves greater.
The ‘’MaLoi25’’ initiative is crafted and managed by ‘’IN-SEC-M’’, a prominent Canadian cybersecurity cluster, in partnership with Québec’s Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Energy. This government-subsidized program delivers tangible assistance to small and medium-sized businesses.
“IN-SEC-M”, is a nonprofit organization which unites companies, academic institutions, and government entities in the Canadian cybersecurity sector both nationally and globally. Its mission involves promoting industry growth, fostering innovation, and supporting businesses. Notably, “IN-SEC-M” extends support to innovative Canadian small and medium-sized businesses through cybersecurity consulting services provided under the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP).
The ‘’MaLoi25’’ training program adopts a methodical framework to address the assistance requirements of small and medium-sized businesses through four integrated stages, focusing on enhancing their cybersecurity posture and ensuring compliance with Bill 25. It offers a progressive and tailored experience, considering the distinct needs and organizational context. Eligibility extends to all businesses, providing awareness and support services to both for-profit and non-profit organizations headquartered in Quebec with fewer than 500 employees.
This program will allow organizations to overcome resource constraints and budget limitations on your path to Bill 25 compliance. CyVault™ is here to streamline your compliance journey, ensuring it’s both accessible and cost-effective.
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