The Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information received royal assent on September 22, 2021, introducing amendments to the privacy regime and the framework governing the use and collection of personal information by public and private sector privacy laws in Quebec. Meanwhile, on June 16, 2022, the federal government introduced three new acts under Bill C-27, An Act to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act, the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act and the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts (or Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022).
privacy management program
On June 17, 2021, Ontario's Ministry of Government and Consumer Services announced a public consultation in order to address the gaps in Ontario's legislative privacy framework. The goal is to establish comprehensive and up-to-date rules, increase confidence in digital services, and support innovation. Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback until August 3, 2021.
A municipality in British Columbia showed a “near-complete lack of awareness and understanding” of BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and made no effort to assess potential privacy violations when it implemented employee-monitoring software on the computers of a dozen high-level employees, including the mayor.