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Nunavut To Enact Privacy Legislation

PRIVACY LAW

December 23, 2011

Barbara McIsaac of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP reports on the coming Nunavut legislation that will amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The legislation will cover "rules governing how government can collect, use and disclose personal information" and "includes a limitation that personal information is used only for the purposes for which it is collected..." Nunavut Premiere Eva Aariak has announced that the amendments will be tabled by the end of next year. "The proposed amendments," Aariak said, "will allow individuals the ability to complain to the information and privacy commissioner if they feel that the government of Nunavut has inappropriately collected, used or disclosed their personal information. It will also make it mandatory for departments to report privacy breaches within their departments to the information and privacy commissioner." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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