Second Statutory Review of PIPEDA – my appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics – April 4, 2017
On April 4, 2017 I was invited to speak to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (referred to as the ”ETHI Committee”) in connection with its current study of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”), the second statutory review of the legislation.
The Committee’s review of PIPEDA is taking place at a particularly apt time. Issues surrounding privacy and responses to those issues are very top of mind in today’s digitally-oriented world.
In my testimony before the Committee, I focused on two issues – consent and the enforcement framework. I made a written Submission to the Committee in which I addressed these issues as well as the issues of alignment with the European Union’s new privacy rule – the GDPR, and the right to be forgotten. Following my attendance at the Committee, I provided a Supplementary Submission elaborating on my comments at the Committee on the enforcement model. Please click the links to read the full submissions.