On May 11, 2023, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) announced that the Privacy Commissioner’s written submission on Bill C-27, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022, was published by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry and Technology.
Bill C-27 was introduced on June 16, 2022, and proposes to repeal Part 1 of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act, the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act, and the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act, as previously reported by the E-TIPS® Newsletter here.
The Privacy Commissioner shared his intent to promote and implement a vision that recognizes privacy (i) as a fundamental right; (ii) in support of the public interest and Canada’s innovation and competitiveness; and (iii) as an accelerator of Canadians’ trust in their institutions and in their participation as digital citizens. This viewpoint, along with input from interested parties in the space, led the OPC to make the following 15 recommendations on Bill C-27 with the goal to further protect the privacy of Canadians while supporting the digital economy:
For additional information, the full text of the OPC’s submission on Bill C-27 is available here.
Summary By: Steffi Tran
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