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Protecting Canadians’ Reputation Online: Response to the Privacy Commissioner’s Report on Online Reputation

Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)

August 2016

Note: This submission was contributed by the author(s) to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Consultation on Online Reputation.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.


Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is submitting this response on behalf of Canada's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. The following is a summary of ITAC's recommendations:

  • Consider ways to leverage Canada’s existing legal processes and protections against online defamation and harassment to make it easier for Canadians to access those protections.
  • Work with industry and other international partners, through organizations like the OECD, to develop common and collaborative approaches to removing defamatory content and disrupting criminal activity across borders.
  • Work with industry and provincial colleagues to make comprehensive “cyber hygiene” education a core element of Canada’s school curriculum.
  • Utilize the OPC mandate for public education to launch an awareness that encourages Canadians to “think twice” before posting content online.

The full submission is available in the following language(s):

English (PDF document)

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