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Canada Dashboard Digest | Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, June 29, 2018 Related reading: What does it mean to be a chief data ethics officer?

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Happy Canada Day Weekend!

Whether you plan on enjoying your local community celebrations (mine is downtown Ottawa, so it’s always pretty fun) or having a quieter party up at the cottage, there’s no better time to celebrate all that is kind, good and, quite frankly, awesome about being in Canada. I’ll definitely be busting out the red maple leaf–laden T-shirt on Sunday (though with an expected high of 46 degrees Celsius, I might go through more than one T-shirt).

The fact that it’s Canada Day this weekend has me thinking about what is going on, big picture, in the privacy industry in Canada. I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that changes are coming. You can almost feel it in the (humid summer) air. While the attention has squarely been on the EU for the last little while, I think people are starting to take a closer look at home nowadays. Just check out what happened in California yesterday! I know I’m still quite busy with interesting privacy problems, and my summer and fall calendar is already booking up quite rapidly.

With the government intent on examining the world of big data, with renewed calls from Parliamentarians to modernize our privacy laws and with the coming into force (Nov. 1) of PIPEDA’s data breach notification regime, it all points to continued excitement and buzz within the industry. I’m going to take this weekend to catch my breath, ’cause it’s bound to be an interesting time ahead.

Have a great long weekend!

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