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OPC Gathers Input for PIPEDA Review

PRIVACY LAW

June 25, 2010

When it comes to privacy law and cloud computing, the biggest threat is that Canada "only has limited authority over most of the companies providing these services." That was the message from Brad Templeton of the Electronic Frontier Foundation during a panel discussion in Calgary hosted by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner to gather input for an upcoming review of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). ITWorld reports that the OPC is considering whether PIPEDA is the right framework and model in light of new technologies. Speaking at the Calgary event, Assistant Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said the OPC's goal is to gather information on complex issues that will have an impact on privacy regulation now and in years to come, the report states.
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