• Canada’s Digital Charter

    The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Navdeep Bains introduces the proposed Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020, aiming to modernize the framework for the protection of personal information in the private sector.  This legislation takes a number of important steps to ensure that Canadians will be protected by a modern and responsive law and that innovative businesses will benefit from clear rules, even as technology continues to evolve, including: increasing control and transparency when Canadians’ personal information is handled by companies; giving Canadians the freedom to move their information from one organization to another in a secure manner; ensuring that Canadians have the ability to demand that their information be…

  • Public consultation on Canada’s Privacy Act

    Press release by the Canadian government: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-justice/news/2020/11/government-of-canada-launches-public-consultation-on-modernizing-the-privacy-act.html The Privacy Act regulates federal public sector institutions’ collection, use, disclosure, retention, and disposal of information. The Act also gives Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and individuals present in Canada the right to request access to their personal information held by federal government institutions that are subject to the Act. Communiqué de presse du gouvernement canadien: https://www.canada.ca/fr/ministere-justice/nouvelles/2020/11/le-gouvernement-du-canada-lance-une-consultation-publique-sur-la-modernisation-de-la-loi-sur-la-protection-des-renseignements-personnels.html Il s’agit de la Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels qui régit la collecte, l’utilisation, la divulgation, la conservation et l’élimination de l’information par les institutions du secteur public fédéral. La Loi donne également aux citoyens canadiens, aux résidents permanents et aux personnes présentes au Canada le droit de demander…