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Canada Dashboard Digest | OPC releases Annual Report; Therrien calls for more power Related reading: Introducing the IAPP's 'EU Member State GDPR Derogation Implementation Tracker'

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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released its 2017–18 Annual Report to Parliament. Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien outlines several parts of the report, including the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica situation, guidelines on meaningful consent and inappropriate practices, and "a proactive vision for privacy protection." Ahead of the report's release, Therrien said his office cannot keep up with the ever-changing technological environment. The commissioner is urging the federal government to give his office more authority to take on future incidents. “The federal government must act immediately by giving my office new powers to make orders, issue fines and conduct inspections to ensure businesses respect the law,” Therrien said. “Parliamentarians have supported such legislative reform and Canadians expect it.” The OPC also outlined key lessons for public servants from the annual report.
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