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March 29, 2023

Commissioner submits recommendations on reforming the Competition Act

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Philippe Dufresne has provided the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry with recommendations to ensure that privacy considerations are factored into potential reforms of Canada’s national competition policy.

The submission follows the release of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s discussion paper and its consultation on the Future of Competition Policy in Canada, which seeks feedback on potential legislative changes to the Competition Act. The submission highlights the growing intersection between privacy and competition, and how changes to competition legislation may have effects on consumer privacy.

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