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Canada Dashboard Digest | Op-ed: Now is the time for political parties to be covered by privacy laws Related reading: ACLU files class-action vs. Clearview AI under biometric privacy law



In an op-ed for the Ottawa Citizen, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law's Trevor Neiman explains why now is the time for political parties to be placed under Canadian privacy laws. Canada has taken steps to address voter privacy concerns with the Elections Modernization Act; however, it does not go far enough. “Lawmakers should amend the Act to require that parties’ privacy policies comply with the principles set out in PIPEDA,” Neiman writes. “Amongst other things, parties should be required to obtain informed consent from individuals for the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information; be transparent by explaining in plain language what personal information is collected, how it is used, and whether it is shared with others.”
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