Web Conference: Look Before you Cross: Where Privacy, Anti-Trust & Consumer Protection Intersect

This web conference was a part of the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium Online 2021.  

Original broadcast date: June 2, 2021

With personal data increasingly becoming the currency of digital commerce, the overlap between the regulatory spheres of privacy, anti-trust and consumer protection is coming into sharper focus. Privacy and consumer protection regulators are increasingly taking enforcement action over the same privacy-related conduct. At the same time, privacy considerations have become a subject of increased discussion in anti-trust matters involving personal data. The panel, comprised of members of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the Competition Bureau, provided insights into the substantive intersection between privacy, competition and consumer protection, including illustration via enforcement cases. They also discussed complements and tensions between the Privacy and Anti-Trust regulatory spheres and some of the challenges associated with cross-regulatory collaboration.

Panelists:
Brent Homan, Deputy Commissioner, Compliance, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Jeanne Pratt, Senior Deputy Commissioner, Competition Bureau Canada