Data protection: Microsoft wants to be exemplary

Microsoft is committed to compensating users if it discloses their data as a result of a government request that does not comply with European laws on the protection of privacy.  Microsoft claims to be the first company in the world to respond to the recommendations of European privacy organizations following the decision of the European court of justice, which invalidated the Privacy Shield. In July, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) struck down the Privacy Shield, questioning the way businesses, and in particular US tech giants, transmit data to the United States. The first company in the world to engage on these issues Julie Brill, head of privacy at Microsoft, is pleased that her company is the first entity in the world to comply with the recommendations made last week by the EDPS, the body that brings together the European data protection authorities. “Today, we are announcing new protections for our public sector customers and busine

Canadian Emergency Benefit Registration Begins

Canadians born in January, February and March have been registering since this morning to receive the Canadian Emergency Benefit (CHP). Ottawa plans to pay them direct deposits in five days. Those who prefer to send checks by mail will receive their money within 10 days. Since millions of people are claiming this $ 2,000 per month to compensate for their loss of income caused by the pandemic, the federal government wanted to spread online and telephone registrations over several days, thereby avoiding system overload. Tuesday will be the turn of people born in April, May and June.
Canadian Emergency Benefit Registration Begins

At a press conference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government was working to help financially those who fall through the cracks currently in place. New measures will be announced soon for those who work ten hours or less per week, as well as health care workers whose wages do not reach $ 2,000 per month, such as attendants. The Leader of the Government has not yet called the House of Commons to adopt the most recent financial assistance measures. A law must be adopted to concretize federal subsidies for 75% of the wage bill of companies that have lost at least 30% of their revenues.

A discussion between parliamentarians has started, however, on the feasibility of virtual meetings. On Monday morning, the interim leader of the Conservative Party Andrew Scheer stressed the need to sit in person. He did not close the door on virtual meetings, provided that these are added to the face-to-face sessions, that they are "one more tool".

"The best place to have a dynamic exchange between parliamentarians (...) is the House of Commons," Scheer said during a press conference in Regina, where he lives.

When the Commons sat down to adopt the first federal aid plan, of which the PKU is a part, Mr. Scheer used a government plane to make the trip from Regina to Ottawa and participate in the session where only about thirty deputies seat. Before suspending work on March 13, the parties had agreed to sit only in a small group, if it was necessary to return to pass laws, in order to limit the movements and the risks of spread of the virus. There are 15,821 confirmed and probable cases detected by tests administered in Canada. COVID-19 disease has claimed the lives of 293 Canadians to date.

Distribution of cases in the country, according to the most recent provincial and territorial reports available: 7,944 cases in Quebec, including 94 deaths; 4,347 cases in Ontario, including 132 deaths; 919 cases in Alberta, including 23 deaths; 1,203 cases in British Columbia, including 38 deaths; 262 cases in Nova Scotia; 249 cases in Saskatchewan, including three deaths; 217 cases in Newfoundland and Labrador, including one death; 203 cases in Manitoba, including two deaths; 101 cases in New Brunswick; 22 cases in Prince Edward Island; six cases in the Yukon; four cases in the Northwest Territories; no cases in Nunavut. In addition to these provincial and territorial reports, there are 13 cases among passengers repatriated from the cruise ship Grand Princess on March 10.