In the context of the adoption of the Act to Modernize Legislative Provisions respecting the Protection of Personal Information (“Bill 64”) on September 22, 2021, the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec (“CAI”) has announced the creation of a workspace dedicated to Bill 64 compliance, in which it will publish various support and awareness tools.
On September 21, Québec’s Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, passed, and the date of assent was September 22, 2021. Most of the provisions come into force two years after the date of assent, with a few exceptions where some provisions become effective in one year.
The Québec government’s Act to Modernize Legislative Provisions respecting the Protection of Personal Information ("Bill 64" or the “Bill”) completed its parliamentary committee review phase on August 24, 2021. Bill 64 was first introduced by the Government of Quebec in the National Assembly on June 12, 2020. After months of committee review that began in February 2021, the detailed study of the Bill by the Committee on Institutions of the National Assembly ended on August 24, 2021.