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May 31, 2018

Privacy Commissioner proposes amendments to address a lack of privacy protection in financial technology sections of budget bill

On May 25, 2018, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Daniel Therrien, sent a letter to the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce to follow-up on concerns he raised during his appearance on May 22, 2018 with respect to Bill C-74, Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1.

The Committee requested the Commissioner put forward amendments to ensure the objectives of the financial technology sections of the bill are balanced with robust privacy protections. As a preferred means of addressing his concerns, the Commissioner proposed amendments to enhance the provisions in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

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