Canada: Reforming PIPEDA With Stronger Enforcement Powers, Mandatory Breach Notification And Accountability Obligations


The Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart has released her report entitled “The Case for Reforming the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act” recently outlining her proposals for modernizing Canada’s private-sector privacy legislation to ensure that it is able to meet the new challenges of the digital age.

As a matter of fact, the environment in which personal information is collected, used and disclosed has undergone a dramatic reshaping since the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) was initially passed. We now live in the era of “big data” and with those changes have come risks that individuals’ information may be used in ways that may be intrusive, or that personal information may not be protected by sufficient or adequate security measures.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada now has more than a decade of practical, hands-on experience in investigating privacy complaints, conducting audits, and monitoring security breaches brought to their attention or through media reports. The report explains how a stronger enforcement regime to ensure that Canadians’ personal information is appropriately protected in a complex, globally connected environment is now becoming a necessity.

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