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Feds’ Bill C-76 privacy changes ‘insufficient,’ and a missed opportunity to make long-called-for reforms, say critics

By Laura Ryckewaert      

University of Ottawa professor Teresa Scassa says privacy-related changes in Bill C-76 lack substance and fail to meet standards of ‘fair information practices.’

Interim Democratic Institutions Minister Scott Brison, left, NDP MP Nathan Cullen, and Conservative MP Peter Kent. Mr. Kent and Mr. Cullen say privacy-related changes in Bill C-76 don't go far enough, and that it's time for political parties to be covered by federal privacy laws. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

Privacy-related changes in the Liberal government’s large elections reform package, Bill C-76, are being criticized as “insufficient” by academics and opposition MPs alike, and as a missed opportunity to make long-called-for changes to bring political parties under federal privacy laws before the next election.

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