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Privacy Commissioner appears before Senate Standing Committee on Indigenous Peoples

February 27, 2024

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Philippe Dufresne, appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Indigenous Peoples (APPA), to speak to its examination of the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and any other subject concerning Indigenous Peoples.

In his remarks, Commissioner Dufresne discussed the circumstances under which federal institutions can share information under the provisions of the Privacy Act. He said that issues affecting Indigenous peoples will need to be carefully considered when the federal government moves forward with much-needed modernization of public sector privacy legislation.

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Statement: Appearance before the Standing Senate Committee on Indigenous Peoples

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