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Canada Dashboard Digest | Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, July 28, 2017 Related reading: Google releases training module on machine-learning fairness

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The Globe and Mail published a story this week, and the title wasCalls grow for Canada to modernize privacy laws amid EU changes.” You can read it here.

The gist of it is pretty much what I’ve been ranting about in the Digest for the last little while, and I’m sure you’re starting to get tired of my tirades. After all, seems to me that I’m likely preaching to the converted in this space. The reason I mention the Globe article, however, is that I was pleased to see mainstream media pay attention to this issue — a big step forward because I suspect more members of Parliament read the Globe compared to my introductory remarks in the Digest! And these are the people we rely on to make changes happen. 

What do you think will be the outcome of the GDPR and the EU’s influence on data protection around the world? I think it’s tough to predict with certainty, but if we go from past experience, we know that the Canadian government once believed being an adequate jurisdiction was important. The question remains, do we still think it’s important (I sure think it is), and are we willing to pull up our socks to get that designation? Let’s hope. We could also nudge our MPs.

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