It has taken many years, but Canada finally appears ready to engage in an overhaul of its outdated private sector privacy law. Earlier this month, the Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Navdeep Bains introduced Bill C-11, which, if enacted, would fundamentally re-write Canada’s privacy rules. The government intends to repeal PIPEDA and replace it with the Consumer Privacy Protection Act, which features a new privacy tribunal, tough penalties for non-compliance, and new provisions on issues such as data portability and data de-identification.
To discuss the thinking behind the bill and the government’s privacy plans for privacy, Minister Bains this week joins the Law Bytes podcast as he identifies some the benefits of the bill, clarifies the reasoning behind some of the more controversial policy decisions, and provides a roadmap for what comes next.
The podcast can be downloaded here, streamed on Youtube, and is embedded below. Subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify or the RSS feed. Updates on the podcast on Twitter at @Lawbytespod.
Prime Minister of Canada, Remarks Updating Canadians on the COVID-19 Situation and new Privacy Protections
Nice to see you here! I’ve been in an abusive relationship for the last 12 years. I recently started using this online therapy. I’ve learned a lot about myself and about humans, life and relationships, and I’m still learning this. So, I went from victim to victor. I’ve the utmost confidence in my brilliant psychologist. I gladly consider him, not just only as my counselor, but as one of my really the best friends.