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Canada Dashboard Digest | Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, 8 Sept. 2023 Related reading: Canadian Parliament's Bill C-27 hearing delves deeper into AIDA



I'm halfway through conducting a privacy training series through the IAPP for a relatively large group of Canadian privacy professionals, all of whom work for our provincial or territorial privacy regulators. I love it when the regulators lead by example like this.

Yesterday, we finished a little unit on some of the more notable cases that have been decided. I have to say, this unit is getting longer and longer. Already with two Facebook decisions, one Google decision and one Apple decision.

A few more decisions resonate too with Globe 24, Ganz and Nexopia. And don't forget the Bell Relevant Ads Placement program that was investigated. More recently — and admittedly we need to update the training deck — are the Clearview AI, Tim Hortons and Home Depot cases.

All of these notable cases have important learning points and takeaways.

How do you stay on top of what is going on? Search Google for news these days and you won't have much luck. I hope the Canada Dashboard Digest is a good source for you, but have you considered taking more in-depth training to make sure you're aware of developments in privacy-land?

Of course, I'm a bit partial to what the IAPP offers, but there are several other notable and respectable places to get trained as well. We don't really compete with one another as we offer complimentary curricula that is aimed at trying to make the most complete privacy professional.

In Canada, we are a little spoiled to have so many training choices. You can find the right program for you and then maybe branch out to see what the others have to offer.

Did you know the IAPP Privacy Professionals Salary Survey consistently reports out that those who seek professional designations in privacy earn more money? There's another good reason for getting trained.

I should also mention that concurrent with my training (in English), we are doing a separate training in French. From what I hear, that group is doing equally well.

So, all this to say, training should be on your radar. Learning and staying current are a life-long goal.

If you have read this, you're well on the way. Read the rest of the Digest and then consider a training course that is right for you.


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