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Canada Dashboard Digest | Therrien: Privacy laws need updating following Facebook-Cambridge Analytica revelations Related reading: A view from DC: White House preps a 'bridge' to AI regulation





In an Op-Ed for the Toronto Star, Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien writes about the state of Canadian privacy law following the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica revelations. Therrien writes Canada's laws need to be modernized, as the rules in their current form do not allow users to take part in the digital economy without fear of having their rights violated. "A modern law would better protect Canadians. But it would also offer companies the legal certainty they need in an increasingly complex environment," Therrien writes. In an Op-Ed for The Globe and Mail, former Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian writes privacy controls need to go back to the individual.
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