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Stoddart Wants Review of PIPEDA

PRIVACY LAW—CANADA

March 5, 2013

Federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart is pushing for a review of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), noting that the law requires review every five years and the last was scheduled in 2006. Financial Post reports that Stoddart would like to see changes including the way PIPEDA treats personal information in relation to corporate responsibility; better transparency when data is used by law enforcement and government; clarifying PIPEDA’s use of “lawful authority,” and the addition of mandatory breach notification. “PIPEDA’s soft approach...is, I believe, only partly effective against the quasi-monopoly of these multinational corporate giants,” Stoddart said.
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