Why Canada could find itself caught in a privacy perfect storm

The net effect of the Schrems case and the TPP provisions is that Canada could end up caught in a global privacy battle in which Europe restricts data transfers with Canada due to surveillance activities, the TPP restricts Canada’s ability address European concerns, and the absence of a U.S. commitment means that Canada can’t count on it to provide Canadians with upgraded privacy protections.

By MICHAEL GEIST

PUBLISHED : Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 12:00 AM

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