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Will Canada Ever See Meaningful Privacy Reform?

PRIVACY LAW

May 31, 2013

Computing Canada discusses reactions to the government’s introduction of proposed legislation featuring security breach disclosure notification. It appears “legislators are nowhere near coming up with a meaningful reform of the country’s online privacy law,” despite the introduction two years ago. Bill C-475, which was similar to Bill C-12 was introduced by a member of the New Democratic Party, but conservative MPs opposed it. “The opposition to meaningful privacy reform is particularly discouraging given the thousands of breaches that have occurred in recent years from within the government itself and its claim to be concerned with the privacy of Canadians,” Michael Geist notes.
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