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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