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.
In June, the Ontario government released a White Paper entitled Modernizing Privacy in Ontario Empowering Ontarians and Enabling the Digital Economy, which sets out a proposal for privacy legislation that would apply to the private sector.
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”.