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Stoddart: Proposed Breach Law Outdated

PRIVACY LAW—CANADA

December 11, 2012

Documents released under the Access to Information Act reveal that Federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart believes a proposed federal bill aimed at better managing data breaches “is beginning to look dated.” Prepared last June, Stoddart’s analysis of Bill C-12 also states, “Many international data protection agencies now have, or will soon have, much stronger enforcement powers than exist in Canada,” adding, “I am no longer certain I can provide wholehearted support for the legislation as currently drafted.” Stoddart also pushes for her office to have more sanctioning power, the Canadian Press reports.
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