February 06, 2024

CANON Submission to the Quebec Government’s Consultation on the Draft Anonymization Regulation

The Quebec government’s draft Regulation respecting the anonymization of personal information was the focus of a two-hour workshop hosted by AccessPrivacy and the Canadian Anonymization Network (CANON) on January 30, 2024.

The workshop was attended by over 370 Chief Privacy Officers, senior counsel and privacy professionals across a breadth of industry sectors, including representatives from retail, health, banking, telecommunications, trade associations, and other public- and private-sector organizations.

recording of the workshop, along with an explanatory cover letter, was shared with the Government of Quebec as part of its consultation process on the draft Regulation.

The discussion was moderated by Adam Kardash, Chair of Osler’s Privacy and Data Management team and National Lead of AccessPrivacy, and included comments and insights from the following members of CANON’s Steering Committee:

  • Dr. Khaled El Emam, Canada Research Chair in Medical AI at the University of Ottawa and Co-founder and General Manager of Replica Analytics
  • Keren Groll, Senior Special Counsel, Privacy & Data Innovation at TD Bank
  • Suzanne Morin, VP of Enterprise Conduct, Data Ethics and Chief Privacy Officer at Sun Life
  • Pamela Snively, Chief Data & Trust Officer at TELUS Communications and TELUS Health

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