Quebec adopted legislation updating its framework on personal data protection. Bill 64, “An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information,” adapts “to the challenges of the digital age,” the Commission on Access to Information said. The legislation clarifies consent requirements for collection, use or release of personal information, establishes an individual’s right to access personal information, raises the amount of potential fines for violations and more. The commission will release information and tools to help companies and public bodies comply with new obligations.
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