How to avoid a major cybersecurity disaster in the coming decade: A guide to the new security rules of the road

In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, a laptop computer at the Apple booth at the Computex International trade show in Taipei.

Canadian companies are scrambling to comply with new federal cybersecurity rules, which have prompted them to rethink how they handle data on their devices, according to industry executives and industry experts.

Industry officials and experts said they anticipate the federal government will impose new restrictions on the sharing of personal information in the future, including requiring that companies disclose more about what data is being collected and shared, and requiring them to take certain steps to keep their systems secure.

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