Is your IT department ready for more stringent privacy laws? On the heels of the federal government’s bill to modernize federal privacy laws (that is, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 ), the Ontario government has declared the federal bill inadequate. Consequently, on June 17, 2021, the Ontario government issued a whitepaper entitled Modernizing Privacy in Ontario, initiating further public dialogue on its proposals to improve privacy protection.
Canada's Information and Privacy Commissioner has released decisions in three formal complaints against Facebook's privacy practices, under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The results offer valuable insight into the workings of the world's most popular social network. Users and non-users alike might also feel confident that the company is interested in addressing privacy concerns.