The AIDA is the first attempt at the creation of an AI law in Canada, and it constitutes a bold first step. Organizations will need to pay attention to the progress of Bill C-27, as they will need to comply with provisions if they design, develop, operate, license, or sell AI systems in the course of commercial transactions internationally or interprovincially.
On June 16, 2022, Bill C-27, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022, was introduced and received first reading in the House of Commons. Bill C-27 is in fact a second attempt at the overhaul of Canada’s federal privacy framework.
In a previous post, I commented that the Industry, Science and Technology Committee made relatively few amendments to Bill C-27, the Electronic Commerce Protection Act (ECPA). Now, McCarthy Tétreault has analyzed the Committee's changes, and concludes that, from its perspective, some but not all of the most troublesome aspects of the Bill have been amended.