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Canada Dashboard Digest | Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, July 2, 2021 Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, June 25, 2021

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Parliament is no longer in session, and, lo and behold, we don’t have a new federal law to replace PIPEDA. Surprise! Now it’s unclear whether the advances made for updates to public and private sector privacy laws will continue next fall.

It sure looks to me like we’re headed for an election very soon and that threatens to set us back to square one. What do you think is going to happen?

With vaccination rates rising by the day (I got my second dose the other day and it flattened me out!), the world seems to be finally opening up. This, too, has implications for privacy that, as privacy pros, we’ll need to watch closely.

I’m personally curious to see what psychological impact the pandemic has. Will we, as a society, become more risk-averse, or will we be so darn happy to be free and healthy that we’ll take more risks in our newly found freedom?

I, for one, hope we continue to take only smart risks when it comes to privacy and that some of the good privacy risk-mitigating we’ve been doing during the pandemic continues long after it’s over. I have to say I really was impressed by the number of privacy impact assessments my firm was asked to do, and I think it’s a good sign for where we’re headed.

All in all, it’s been a busy year for privacy pros, so I hope you’re all taking well-deserved vacations this summer.

Have a great weekend!

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