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Outdated privacy legislation goes to bureaucrats for review

By Ken Rubin      

Governments have been unwilling to really change Canada's outdated public sector Privacy Act, or improve it alongside the private-sector Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, writes privacy expert Ken Rubin.

Bureaucrats at the Justice Department, overseen by Justice Minister David Lametti, are leading discussions on reforms to the Privacy Act, which governs the public sector and is badly in need of an update to reflect the realities of the digital age, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—Privacy always tops the list of Canadians’ concerns. Yet, governments have been unwilling to really change Canada’s outdated public-sector Privacy Act and improve it alongside the private-sector privacy legislation, better known as PIPEDA.

Ken Rubin

Ken Rubin is an Ottawa-based investigative researcher and is reachable at kenrubin.ca.
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