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October 5, 2016

Privacy Commissioner publishes responses to its consultation on consent and privacy

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) today posted the submissions it received in response to its consultation on consent under the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). It has also posted a brief overview of all the submissions, highlighting the key themes, recommendations and issues.

The OPC received 51 submissions from individuals, organizations, academics, advocacy groups, information technologists, educators and other interested parties.

The goal of the consultation is to identify improvements to the current consent model and bring clearer definition to the roles and responsibilities of the various players who could implement them. The OPC plans to apply those improvements within its jurisdiction and recommend other changes to Parliament as appropriate.

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