Chronique du CTI – BILL C-11: New and Improved Canadian Privacy Law

Geneviève Millie Lacroix, Lawyer Erin Schachter, Lawyer     On November 17,2020, the Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister Navdeep Bains introduced BillC-11, AnAct to Enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and thePersonal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act and to make consequentialand related amendments to other Acts (CPPA). Ifenacted, the bill will enhance the protection of data that is collected by privateinstitutions throughout Canada. The legislation is still at the stages of its firstreading and will likely be amended substantially before its enactment.Nonetheless discussion of the bill in its current form is relevant tounderstand where the wind of change is blowing in relation to privacylegislation in Canada. In its current form, the bill includes many changes to Canada’sexisting framework and repeals large sections of the current federal privacylaw ThePersonal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).Bill C-11 also implements the ten principles contained in the Canadiandigital charter which is not… Lire la suite