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June 19, 2015

Amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act in Bill S-4 received Royal Assent yesterday. 

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June 5, 2015

The following are updates in the Canadian privacy arena over the past week.

PIPEDA Amendments

  • PIPEDA amendments moved one step closer to reality as Bill S-4 (containing amendments to PIPEDA) received second reading in the House of Commons on June 2, 2015.  It is widely expected that PIPEDA will be amended shortly.


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May 12, 2015

Children's apps and websites will be the focus of this year's Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) privacy sweep.  The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) of Alberta will be among the 29 data protection authorities from 20 countries participating in the privacy sweep from May 11th to 15th, 2015.

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April 23, 2015

Amendments to Canada's federal privacy legislation (PIPEDA), including the introduction of a new security breach notification requirement, moved one step closer to reality yesterday as the Digital Privacy Act was referred without any amendments by the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology to the House of Commons for second reading. 

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