During August and September, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released some important information for organizations in respect of privacy responsibilities and how to meet them. More specifically, it has published a new privacy guide for businesses, resources to help businesses protect personal information and address breaches and helpful guidance for manufacturers of Internet of Things devices.
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.