In an op-ed for the Toronto Sun, Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs Chair Stephen Crawford explains why Ontario citizens need stronger laws to protect their privacy. Crawford writes citizens have embraced digital banking, and, in order for the marketplace to thrive, proper laws are needed to keep confidence high and allow Ontario’s economy to grow. Crawford writes it is why he introduced the Safeguarding our Information Act, 2018, which would prevent government agencies from gathering information without consent. “Ontarians deserve to be thoroughly protected by a common sense consumer protection law, and they should be able to trust that their consent will be obtained prior to the disclosure of their sensitive personal information by a government institution,” Crawford writes.
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