Public consultation on the Privacy Act – Submission – Anonymous #12

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I am taking this honour to make my submission regarding public consultation on the Privacy Act:

As more and more social and economic activities have place online, the importance of privacy and data protection is increasingly recognized. of equal concern is the collection, use and sharing of personal information to third parties without notice or consent of citizens. 128 out of 194 countries had put in place legislation to secure the protection of data and privacy.

Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of the United Nations in 1966 also protects privacy: "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his honour and reputation.

Canada has The Privacy Act – July 1983

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Data Act (PIPEDA) of 2000 (Bill C-6)

Canada has several privacy laws - on the federal, province, and industry sector level.

There are two laws that regulate data collection and management on the federal level in Canada.

The first one is the Privacy Act, but it applies only to government institutions and what they do with citizens’ data, so it doesn’t affect you in any way.

The second one affects your business if you are based in Canada or collect data from Canadian visitors. This law is called the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). It doesn’t apply to non profits, political parties, and associations. It applies to all the Canadian provinces, except for Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia, only if the business is entirely operated in these provinces. As soon as the first visitors from these provinces arrive at the company’s website, PIPEDA applies. Don’t let it confuse you, because the requirements by the local province laws are almost the same as the federal law.

Through privacy act Canadian should be protected for the respect of their private life.

Privacy is a fundamental human right recognized in the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights and in many other international and regional treaties. Privacy underpins human dignity and other key values such as freedom of association and freedom of speech. It has become one of the most important human rights issues of the modern age. This report reflects the growing importance, diversity and complexity of this fundamental right.

Amendment or new legislation shouldn’t be contrary to international human rights law and privacy should be recognised in Canada as fundamental human right of Canadian’s.

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Date 17 January 2021