Privacy Advisor

CANADA—The new paradigm: accountability

The global privacy landscape is experiencing its largest shift since the implementation of the European Union’s adoption of Directive 95/46/EC in 1995. The directive was foundational in establishing a privacy regime in Europe, with a global ripple effect for countries wishing to transfer data to and from the EU; examples include the enactment of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act in Canada and negotiations between the U.S. and the EU resulting in the Safe Harbor agreement.

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