Rather than weakening or abandoning consent models, Canadian law needs to upgrade its approach by making consent more effective in the digital environment.
Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien should resist calls from the business community for rules that take the onus off of companies to protect the privacy of individuals, writes MIchael Geist. Photograph by Dave Chan/Office of the Privacy Commissioner
OTTAWA—Privacy laws around the world may differ on certain issues, but all share a key principle: the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information requires user consent.
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The three-member working group set up by the House Board of Internal Economy in 2019 to oversee Centre Block’s renovation was disbanded with the last Parliament, and discussions are now underway on its successor.