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Incepta Helps Canadian Companies Conquer Bill C-27 Compliance with Azure Purview

Leveraging Azure Purview to Navigate Bill C-27 Compliance

This case study showcases Incepta’s pivotal role in empowering organizations to attain compliance with Bill C-27, a critical piece of legislation shaping the Canadian data landscape. Through a comprehensive examination of a real-world scenario, we’ll delve into the intricate interplay between Incepta’s profound expertise and the robust capabilities of Azure Purview, a cutting-edge data governance platform from Microsoft.

Bill C-27

Bill C-27 is an Act to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act, the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act, and the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act. This encompasses three main parts. 

  • The Consumer Privacy Protection Act, forming Part 1, replaces sections of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, establishing a new legislative framework governing the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information in Canadian commercial activities. 
  • Part 2 introduces the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act, creating an administrative tribunal to hear appeals of Privacy Commissioner orders and implementing a new penalty regime. 
  • Part 3, the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act, regulates international and interprovincial trade in artificial intelligence systems, outlining requirements for their design and use, mitigating risks, and prohibiting practices that may cause serious harm to individuals or their interests. 

The overarching goal of Bill C-27 is to enhance privacy protection, modernize regulations, and address challenges related to personal information and artificial intelligence in Canada. This tries to achieve the following goals:

  1. Privacy as a fundamental right
  2. Use of data for appropriate purposes
  3. Administrative monetary penalties
  4. Personal choice of disposal of data is the highest priority ignoring all data retention policies.
Objective

The aim is to equip Canadian companies with a comprehensive and actionable roadmap for achieving seamless compliance with Bill C-27, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act. Leveraging the robust capabilities of Microsoft Azure’s data architecture, particularly Azure Purview. This encompassed addressing the following key objectives:

  • Demystify the Act
  • Build Compliance with Azure Purview.
  • Mitigating Compliance Risks.
  • Building a Sustainable Compliance Approach.
  • Streamline Data Management

Incepta’s Core Responsibilities: Trusted guide through the Bill C-27 compliance journey. We leverage our deep expertise to analyze the Act, tailor compliance strategy, and advise on data governance alignment. Through Azure Purview, we’ll configure data architecture for optimal security, automate routine tasks, and streamline processes.

Challenges
  • Securing personal information
  • Consent management.
  • Breach prevention and mitigation.

Securing personal information: Bill C-27 demands stringent safeguards for consumer data throughout its lifecycle, from collection to disposal. This includes robust authentication, sensitivity classification, and adherence to retention policies.

Consent management: Obtaining informed consent for data use becomes crucial under Bill C-27. Companies need efficient mechanisms to track and record consent preferences and ensure consistent compliance.

Breach prevention and mitigation: Proactive measures are vital to identify and address potential data breaches or violations. This requires efficient data discovery, risk assessment, and incident response capabilities.

Solutions

Adopting Microsoft Azure Purview as a central data governance platform to address the above-mentioned challenges. Purview offers a comprehensive suite of features to:

1. Unified data visibility: Incepta experts help with consolidating data assets across on-premises, multi-cloud, and SaaS environments, providing a holistic view and granular access control for optimal data ownership and privacy.

2. Enhanced data security: We guide companies in utilizing Purview’s automated data classification, role-based access control, data masking, and 100+ pre-defined regulatory compliance tools to ensure Bill C-27 adherence.

3. Optimized consent management: We collaborate with companies to design and implement consent workflows within Purview, enabling seamless capture of user preferences, data lineage tracking, and audit trails for complete transparency.

4. Strengthened breach prevention: We leverage Purview’s continuous security monitoring, customizable scan rules, and automated alerts to proactively detect and mitigate potential data breaches or unauthorized access.

5. Streamlined data retention: We assist companies in developing data lifecycle management policies based on Bill C-27 requirements and user preferences, ensuring timely and secure disposal of non-essential data.

Using Microsoft Azure Purview for Bill C-27 Compliance:

1. Managing visibility and governance of data assets:

  • Purview ensures data visibility to all or a few selected individuals
  • Purview provides a holistic view of the data source and destination

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2. Protecting sensitive data across clouds, apps, and devices:

  • Purview employs automated identification and custom rules for classifying sensitive information.
  • The platform incorporates role-based access control, data masking, and redaction.
  • Boasting over 100 Data Classification Rules, Purview ensures comprehensive categorization.
  • It supports Data Discovery and Cataloging of metadata, enhancing overall management efficiency.
  • Purview offers options for Data Lineage and Impact Analysis from source to destination.
  • The platform includes features for implementing Data Retention Policies.
  • Automated regulatory compliance is a key functionality within Purview.
  • Users can leverage the Data Governance Dashboard for comprehensive oversight.

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3. Identifying data risks and managing regulatory compliance requirements:

  • Purview efficiently detects, investigates, and addresses malicious activities within the organization.
  • The platform allows users to establish scan rules and receive corresponding alerts.
  • It offers the capability to define a business glossary and semantics.
  • Users can apply varying levels of sensitivity based on their requirements.

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Results

Zero-stress compliance: Incepta’s guidance and Purview’s automation significantly reduce the risk of Bill C-27 non-compliance and associated penalties.

Unwavering security: Robust data security measures minimize data breaches and unauthorized access, building consumer trust and brand reputation.

Empowered workforce: Incepta-facilitated training and user-friendly tools enable employees to confidently manage data within the Purview framework.

Enhanced transparency: Incepta helps companies demonstrate commitment to data privacy through transparent practices, fostering stronger customer relationships.

Incepta’s expertise in leveraging cutting-edge technology Microsoft Azure Purview’s comprehensive data governance and security capabilities help Canadian companies effectively navigate the challenges posed by Bill C-27. This future-proof solution ensures compliance, safeguards consumer privacy, and establishes a foundation for ongoing trust and success in the Canadian market.

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