Web Conference: Quebec Privacy Law Reform: What Businesses Need to Know

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

Original broadcast date: 21 June 2021

In June 2020, the Québec government introduced Bill 64, “An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information”. Québec may therefore well become the first Canadian jurisdiction to follow the trend of stronger privacy laws initiated by EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and more recently, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. In this session, the panelists provide an overview of Québec’s latest legislative reform focused on changes having the greatest impacts on businesses operating across Canada. They consider whether the reform addresses current compliance challenges for businesses, discuss new hurdles introduced by the reform and practical tips to address them.

Host:
Dave Cohen, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Senior Knowledge Manager, IAPP

Panelists:
Shaun Brown, Partner, nNovation 
Caroline Deschenes, CIPP/C, Partner, Langlois Lawyers 
François Joli-Coeur, CIPP/C, CIPP/US, Senior Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais
Diane Poitras, Présidente, Commission d’accès à l’information du Québe