COMMENTS ON ONTARIO WHITE PAPER: MODERNIZING PRIVACY IN ONTARIO

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Below are my comments on the Ontario White Paper on the modernization of Ontario’s privacy law. Overall, I am impressed with this white paper, and the reasoning behind it.  I am pleased that the Ontario government seems intent on correcting some of the flaws in the current version of the federal legislation (Bill C-11).   I have offered my own critique of C-11, …

SUBMISSION TO SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE B.C. PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT (PIPA)

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June, 15th 2021 I gave oral testimony to the committee on the reform of PIPA in June 2020.   Since then, the federal government’s Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) has been published and critiqued.  I understand that the committee is interested in the relationship between PIPA, the CPPA, (Bill C-11) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).    I published an analysis of the …

ONE SET OF PRIVACY RIGHTS FOR EUROPEANS, A LESSER ONE FOR CANADIANS? WHY THE CANADIAN CONSUMER PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT AND THE EU’s GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION SHOULD BE IN ALIGNMENT

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The federal government’s new Consumer Privacy Protection Act (Bill C-11) implementing its Digital Charter is not consistent with the global standard for international privacy protection, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   And it needs to be – for Canadian consumers and for our businesses.   For 20 years, Canada has enjoyed the status as a jurisdiction that offers an “adequate level of protection” for …

CANADA’S NEW CONSUMER PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (BILL C-11): WILL IT BE ADEQUATE[i]

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Previously published in Privacy Laws and Business International, February 2021 (Issue 169) On 17 November  2020, Canada’s then Industry Minister (Navdeep Bains) introduced a new Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA), and a Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act (Bill C-11) to replace the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).   The bill is part of an ambitious plan to implement …

Submission on Reform of Canada’s Privacy Act: Modernizing Canada’s Privacy Act

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I am Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Victoria.   For over 30 years, I have been researching and writing about the issue of personal privacy protection in Western societies:  the spread of surveillance; the nature and extent of public concern; and the content and effectiveness of privacy protection policies, both in Canada and internationally.  I have written several reports …

HOW TO AVOID PRIVACY COMPLAINTS ESCALATING TO THE PRIVACY COMMISSIONER: BE TRANSPARENT, RECEPTIVE, DILIGENT, POLITE AND TRUTHFUL

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GUEST POST  BY ROBIN M. BAYLEY, LINDEN CONSULTING INC.  (VICTORIA BC).  (A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN PRIVACY LAWS AND BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL REPORT, APRIL 2017).    Companies subject to privacy legislation can do much to prevent a privacy complaint from a customer from becoming a complaint to  a privacy commissioner.  They can be summarized as: be transparent, receptive, diligent, polite …