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CANADA: Government introduces two bills

On May 25, the government of Canada introduced into the House of Commons two bills to enhance the safety and security of Canadians’ personal information and the online marketplace.
Bill C-29, the Safeguarding Canadians’ Personal Information Act (SPCIA) amends the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), the federal legislation that governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by organizations. These amendments are the culmination of the first statutory review of PIPEDA, which commenced, as required, in 2006 and resulted in an extensive report issued in May 2007 by a committee of the House of Commons containing 25 recommendations for consideration by the government.

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