One of the more significant changes brought about by the proposed Consumer Privacy Protection Act is the introduction of an exception to consent based on an organization’s legitimate interest.
On January 26, 2023, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) found that Home Depot disclosed a customer’s personal information to Facebook (now Meta) without his knowledge or consent contrary to PIPEDA. Consequently, Home Depot needed to implement the OPC’s recommendations, which it did following the investigation.
When do commonplace Internet advertising “nudge” techniques cross the line into inappropriate manipulation? Regulators now have a new source of Internet harm in their crosshairs: so called “dark patterns.”