On June 18, the Governor General gave the Royal Assent to Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act, which amends various provisions in PIPEDA. 

 

MRIA participated in the Parliamentary consultations that took place as part of the Bill's review.  While we supported a number of proposals, such as the new mandatory breach notification requirements, we also objected to a key change to PIPEDA, which now allows private organizations in certain circumstances to share the personal information of their clients with other private organizations without requiring consent, a court order or a warrant.  To read more, click here

BILL S-4, THE DIGITAL PRIVACY ACT

Bill S-4, also known as the 'Digital Privacy Act', was introduced by the Leader of the Government in the Senate on April 8, 2014, with the purported intention of modernizing PIPEDA, Canada's privacy legislation governing private organizations.

MRIA ON BILL S-4, THE DIGITAL PRIVACY ACT
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BILL S-4 IN THE PRESS