The Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien calls for more modernized methods to protect personal data in his Annual Report to Parliament. Therrien said technological advances and new business models are putting more pressure on privacy, and with 90 percent of Canadians concerned about their inability to safeguard their privacy, it’s time to look at new ideas and possibly revamp outdated laws. Therrien also said the government has not done enough to protect the privacy of “law-abiding Canadians” from information-sharing powers under the C-51 legislation. “We’re trying to use 20th century tools to deal with 21st century privacy problems and it’s clear those tools are increasingly insufficient,” Therrien said. "The government should give greater priority to the modernization of laws and policies and it should invest more resources in building robust privacy protection frameworks."
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