On November 12, 2020, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) released key recommendations for regulating artificial intelligence (AI). The recommendations are the result of a public consultation that occurred earlier this year.
In January 2020, the OPC sought feedback on a series of proposals for how the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) could be reformed to regulate AI technologies.
The OPC’s recommendations include amending PIPEDA to:
As part of the consultation, the OPC also commissioned a report by Professor Ignacio Cofone of McGill University's Faculty of Law, which sets out recommendations for PIPEDA reform and addresses consultation feedback and international privacy law precedents.
Summary By: Michelle Noonan
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