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Privacy Around the Globe: Canada


OIPC Annual Reports


Ontario IPC’s Transparency Challenge to feature data privacy element


OPC releases 2022-2023 Contributions Programs cycle report


Canadian privacy tech vendors release joint Quebec Law 25 compliance solution


Canadian Parliament’s Bill C-27 hearing delves deeper into AIDA


CAI issues 2023-2027 strategic plan


Quebec DPA reviews 2022-2023 annual report


Quebec’s Law 25: Fast track to compliance


Privacy Commissioner of Canada – Annual Reports


Canadian government issues guidelines for employee AI use


Canada rolls out generative AI code of practice


Survey of Canadians on Privacy-Related Issues


OPC announces investigation of OpenAI at IAPP CPS 2023


An update of C-27 since its reintroduction in Parliament


OPC releases 2023-2024 strategy


2023 Canada private-sector privacy law reform: Keeping track of moving parts


Commissioner: Northwest Territories failed to properly report privacy breach


Canadian government releases AIDA companion document


OPC publishes organizational tips for conducting PIAs


Quebec information commission releases children’s privacy report


Synthetic data a key to privacy by design practices in new Canadian smart city partnership


Yukon IPC releases 2021-2022 annual report


Nova Scotia touts access to information compliance rates


Nunavut holds government privacy review


Saskatchewan IPC to update rules of procedures


Expanding the scope of privacy legislation under Canada’s Consumer Privacy Protection Act


Saskatchewan – IPC Annual Reports


Parting thoughts: A Canadian privacy one-on-one with Daniel Therrien


A look at Canada’s new federal privacy legislation, Bill C-27


Tim Hortons app investigation highlights ‘urgent need’ for ‘stronger privacy laws’


Canada introduces new federal privacy and AI legislation


PIPEDA rights for consumers


IPC’s strategic priorities moving forward


Therrien says ‘uncertainty’ clouds Canadian privacy, urges thoughtful reform


Report: Canadians unaware of how their data is collected, used


OPC publishes report examining strategic privacy priorities


Vancouver City Council rejects motion to install CCTV cameras around city


Saskatchewan IPC publishes information management guide


OPC releases 2022-2023 departmental plan


Ontario IPC reflects on 2021, looks ahead to 2022


Algorithmic Awareness: Conversations with young Canadians about Artificial Intelligence and Privacy


Quebec’s Bill 64: The first of many privacy modernization bills in Canada?


Yukon commissioner reminds public of new privacy act changes


Privacy commissioner: Breaches likely underreported in Nunavut


British Columbia, Quebec publish FAQs on vaccine passports, privacy


Saskatchewan IPC advises businesses discuss vaccination mandates with lawyers


Nova Scotia privacy commissioner to see increased powers


What you need to know about mandatory reporting of breaches of security safeguards (Canada)


Ontario town updates camera surveillance policy


A deep dive into Canadians’ privacy concerns


Facial recognition pilot caught millions of travelers at Toronto airport


Breach potentially exposes holes in Alberta privacy law


Saskatchewan IPC cautions employers on asking about COVID-19 vaccine history


OIPC publishes review of private liquor, cannabis retailers


OPC survey finds 87% of Canadians concerned about their privacy


OPC: Royal Canadian Mounted Police use of Clearview AI violates Privacy Act


On the virtual Symposium stage, Therrien keeps his eyes toward the future


Calgary retailers launch ID entry


British Columbia’s RCMP breaks own facial recognition rules


Vancouver police amending facial recognition guidelines


Ontario IPC releases 2021–25 strategy


Yukon IPC launches toolkit for HIPMA compliance


OPC breaks down privacy-enhancing technologies


Op-ed: Remote learning brings privacy pitfalls for Canadian students


Quebec information commission unveils biometric data consent form template


Newfoundland and Labrador OIPC advises sheriff’s office on video-editing software use


Workforce tracking bracelets raise privacy concerns in Ontario


Canadian authorities determine facial recognition firm violated privacy laws


Saskatchewan health system hit with ransomware attack


The rise of co-regulation, from GDPR to Canada’s Bill C-11


‘Schrems II’ déjà vu: What new EDPB guidance means for Canadian businesses


Federal privacy reform in Canada: The Consumer Privacy Protection Act


Big fines included in Canada’s newly proposed national privacy bill


OPC – Privacy Guide for Businesses


OIPC — Securing personal information: A self-assessment tool for public bodies and organizations


In annual report, Therrien makes familiar call for legislative reform


Troubling Clouds: Gaps affecting privacy protection in British Columbia’s K–12 education


A Comparison of Canada’s Private-Sector Privacy Legislation


Privacy and Smart Cities: A Canadian Survey


MediaSmarts — Young Canadians speak out: A qualitative research project on privacy and consent


OPC: Privacy guidance for manufacturers of Internet of Things devices


‘Schrems II’: Impact on Data Flows with Canada


Canada’s Supreme Court upholds Genetic Non-Discrimination Act


A quick comparative survey of Quebec’s proposed privacy legislation


The Inaugural Ian Kerr Memorial Lecture


How Facebook’s settlement with Canada’s Competition Bureau may impact OPC’s recommendations


Canadian police agencies grapple with facial recognition use


Is Canada’s proposed consent requirement for cross-border transfers worth the risk?


Therrien speaks on Digital Charter, trans-border data flow consultation at CPS19


The Evolution of Canada’s Data Broker Industry


A ‘reasonable’ discussion about PIAs in Canada


OPC, OIPC find AIQ violated federal, provincial privacy laws


Working with Canadian regulators requires communications, transparency


Smart City Privacy in Canada


OPC, OIPC find Facebook violated Canadian privacy laws


PwC Canada rolls out IAPP training


How to operate under Canada’s new breach notification landscape


Getting Started with Privacy in Canada