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Canada Dashboard Digest | The Hill Times publishes privacy, data security spread Related reading: Getting acclimated with updated SCCs




A recent edition of The Hill Times featured a "Privacy & Data Security policy briefing" comprised of various opinion pieces on Canadian privacy matters. Here's a rundown of the stories that were published:

  • Centre of International Governance Innovation General Counsel Aaron Shull wrote about the need to realize the correlation between data privacy and security.
  • York University's Natasha Tusikov provided her take on the role of Canada's new data commissioner, announced after the 2021 federal budget was rolled out, including potential priorities, duties and government relationships the commissioner should undertake.
  • eQuality Project Researchers Jane Baily, Jacquelyn Burkell and Valerie Steeves addressed the need to further consider children's privacy as young people become increasingly susceptible to online risks with the rise in online connectivity.
  • University of Montreal's Benoît Dupont discussed how users are not to blame for privacy and data security issues they experience online, noting that assigning such blame "is shortsighted and fails to acknowledge the scale of the problem."
  • Centre for International Governance Innovation Senior Fellow Suzie Dunn wrote about how to solve online privacy and human rights violations created with the digital shift caused by COVID-19.
  • Concordia University's Jeremy Clark reflected on the opportunity financial institutions have to rethink privacy as society shifts to digital currency.

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