Friday, April 04, 2014

PIPEDA amendments coming next week to a Parliament near you

In a speech at the Digital Canada 150 Launch, Industry Minister James Moore hinted very strongly that amendments to Canada's private sector privacy law is just around the corner. From his speaking notes:

Digital Canada 150 Launch - Canada News Centre

Digital Canada 150 will protect Canadians online.

As we encourage even more individuals and businesses to get online, Canadians need to have confidence that their online transactions are secure, their privacy is protected and their families are safe from cyberbullying and other online threats.

So what's new?

  • Next week I will table new legislation in Parliament to strengthen our laws to better protect the online privacy of Canadians.
  • New cyberbullying legislation will protect our families from invasion of privacy, intimidation and personal abuse.
  • We will make sure the communications networks and devices that connect Canadians will be secure from threats, protecting the privacy of families, business and governments.
  • The anti-spam laws coming into force on July 1 this year will protect Canadians from malicious online attacks.

Watch this space ...

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