During August and September, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released some important information for organizations in respect of privacy responsibilities and how to meet them. More specifically, it has published a new privacy guide for businesses, resources to help businesses protect personal information and address breaches and helpful guidance for manufacturers of Internet of Things devices.
On August 13, 2020, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services began seeking feedback from Ontarians in order to address the gaps in Ontario's legislative privacy framework and to establish comprehensive and current rules to protect privacy rights and increase confidence in digital services. The comments are due on October 1, 2020.
On July 23, 2020, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario released a fact sheet regarding privacy concerns associated with working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.