In 2017, the Parliament of Canada (Parliament) passed the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act which established various prohibitions on genetic testing related to diseases.
In August, the Ontario government began public consultations on strengthening privacy protection in the province. The pandemic has brought home how important privacy protections are, as we live more and more of our lives virtually.
On August 13, 2020, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services began seeking feedback from Ontarians in order to address the gaps in Ontario's legislative privacy framework and to establish comprehensive and current rules to protect privacy rights and increase confidence in digital services. The comments are due on October 1, 2020.