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Nov 20, 2018

Lisa Lifshitz speaks to Bloomberg News about how legal Canadian cannabis sales are spurring data privacy concerns

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Canadian marijuana sellers have attracted more than new customers now that their product is legal.

A recent data breach at an Ontario online retailer shows the real risks to cannabis sellers who don’t protect consumer data. The Ontario Cannabis Store announced Nov. 1 that delivery information was accessed for approximately 2 percent of its users—roughly 4,500 orders.

Lisa Lifshitz, chair of our Technology, Privacy & Data Management Group and Emerging Technology Groups, told Bloomberg News  that “Marijuana companies need to ensure they don’t collect more data than needed.”

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