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Submissions and documents related to PIPEDA review

Section 29 of PIPEDA requires Parliament to review Part 1 of the Act (the portion dealing with data protection) every five years. As the Act came into force in stages starting in 2001, the initial five-year review was scheduled for 2006. The first review of Part 1 of PIPEDA was undertaken by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (“ETHI”). Hearings were held between November 20, 2006 and February 22, 2007, during which time ETHI heard from 67 witnesses and considered 34 submissions from individual Canadians and Canadian organizations. Our Office was actively involved in the consultation process. We invite you to have a look at our Office’s submissions and documents related to the consultation process below.

At the conclusion of this process, ETHI issued its final report on May 2, 2007. The Government subsequently issued its response to the Committee’s report on October 17, 2007 and invited public comment on key issues for PIPEDA review.

In May, 2010, the Government introduced Bill C-29, which contained a number of amendments to the Act flowing from the first PIPEDA review. This legislation died on the order paper, but was re-introduced in September 2011 as Bill C-12.

On this page, you will find links to documents related to PIPEDA review.

Date delivered:
Address by: Daniel Therrien
Event: IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2019

Review of the state of federal laws on broadcasting and telecommunications

Submission to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada


National Digital and Data Consultations

Submission to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Joint Resolution

Securing Trust and Privacy in Canada’s Electoral Process

Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial Information and Privacy Commissioners (IPCs) perform a vital oversight function by ensuring that public bodies comply with their obligations under access to information and privacy legislation. IPCs perform an important first level of independent review about the manner in which public bodies process requests for access to information.

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