So what’s the biggest news story this week? What to choose, what to choose...
First, there was news about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and the host of privacy-related issues raised by the multi-national agreement. Will the ban on data localization laws result in changes to the public-sector laws in British Columbia and Nova Scotia?
Second, and related to the issue of transborder data flows, there was the European Court of Justice throwing Safe Harbor under the bus, thus potentially calling into question whether Canada’s adequacy finding might also be in jeopardy. Is there any chance that the new government to be formed following the election might take this issue seriously by ensuring that all necessary steps are taken to allow for the free flow of information from Europe to Canada?
Third, there was the fact that postseason baseball is being played in Canada for the first time in decades. Yeah, I know, there's no Canadian privacy angle, but it's pretty darn important, too. Let’s Go Blue Jays! (And I haven't even really mentioned the official start of the NHL season, but you know you'll get more than enough hockey references in the months to come.)
For sure, it was an eventful week. There was a lot of other interesting news too, so read on as you settle into a nice fall long weekend.
Hope you get to enjoy Thanksgiving!
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