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Privacy watchdog proposing rule change that could see firms revise data-use policies

By Aidan Chamandy      

In the wake of some high-profile data and privacy scandals, the privacy commissioner's office is considering changes that could mean getting a person's explicit okay in all cases when their data is to be transferred across the border.

Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien arrives at an April news conference in Ottawa to present the findings of an investigation his office conducted with the British Columbia information and privacy commissioner of Facebook in relation to the Cambridge Analytica data-use scandal. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Companies could soon be rewriting their privacy policies to fit a change the privacy commissioner is contemplating that could mean getting a person’s explicit okay in all cases when their data is to be transferred across the border. Though the proposed change isn’t final, it has some interested people and groups saying that they’re now left with more questions than answers.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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