Chronique du CTI – Bill 64 : Quebec Seeks to Dramatically Reform the Province’s Privacy Policy

Erin Schachter, Lawyer      Itai Azerrad, articling student Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislativeprovisions as regards the protection of personal information, approved unanimously by the QuebecNational Assembly in its first reading on June 12, 2020 will, if enacted, enhance theprotection of data that is collected by public bodies and businesses within theprovince of Quebec. While the legislation may still be heavily amended, thebill in its current form includes many changes to Quebec’s existing frameworkfor using, obtaining, maintaining and destroying data.     Using Data: One of the changes that may be enacted is anincrease in the comprehensiveness of consent required to use data within theprovince.[1] According to clauses 9 and 102 of the bill,amending section 53.1 of the Act respecting Access to documents held bypublic bodies and the Protection of personal information, CQLR c A-2.1 and section 14 of theAct respecting the protection ofpersonal information in the private sector,… Lire la suite