Modernizing Canada’s Privacy Act – Engaging with Canadians on Privacy
As part of its commitment to modernize Canada’s Privacy Act, the Department of Justice Canada held an online public consultation in Fall/Winter 2020-2021 to obtain the views of Canadians on how the Act can be updated. Feedback received as part of the consultation will be summarized and published in a report, and will be made available online.
As a preliminary step, in 2019 the Department of Justice engaged expert stakeholders to obtain their views and feedback on technical and legal considerations for modernizing the Privacy Act. A series of technical papers provided a foundation for these discussions. Stakeholder feedback has been summarized in a What We Heard Report.
Targeted Technical Engagement Discussion Papers
- 1. Privacy principles and modernized rules for a digital age
- 2. Transparency and accountability: demonstrating the commitment and respect necessary to facilitate trust
- 3. Greater certainty for Canadians and government: delineating the contours of the Privacy Act and defining important concepts
- 4. A modern and effective compliance framework with enhanced enforcement mechanisms
- 5. Modernizing the Privacy Act’s relationship with Indigenous peoples in Canada
What We Heard Report
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