Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien believes the country is having a crisis of trust. "Canadians want to safely enjoy the benefits of technology; however, privacy laws in their current iteration do not go far enough to protect citizens’ rights," the commissioner said during a news conference on the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s annual report. In it, Therrien has called for revamped privacy legislation, stating new privacy laws should focus on the rights of citizens. In a piece for The Privacy Advisor, IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, has the details from Therrien’s news conference on the report, in which he also shared details of the office’s investigation into Statistics Canada’s data-collection projects.
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