The Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) will make substantial changes to Canada’s privacy law. In this post I examine the significant proposed changes to the law as they relate to personal information that has been “de-identified”.
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
Federal privacy laws are getting an update. The federal government has introduced a new bill which proposes to tighten and clarify the law around the protection of personal information and personal privacy and also give enforcement more teeth.
On November 17, 2020, Bill C-11, An Act to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts (Bill C-11), received first reading in the House of Commons. Part 1 of Bill C-11 repeals Part 1 of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and enacts the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) to protect the personal information of individuals while recognizing the need of organizations to collect, use or disclose personal information in the course of commercial activities.