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Canadian Chapter Meets with Canadian IAPP Managing Director

Kris Klein, Managing Director, IAPP Canada met with the NAPBS Canadian Chapter to discuss the state of privacy matters in Canada. Kris said it was encouraging to see so many professionals taking privacy-related issues seriously, particularly considering the vast amounts of personal information they broker. The group discussed the odd situation whereby some provinces do not have comprehensive privacy legislation that protects employees. (Kris subsequently posted on the Canadian IAPP Digest information indicating that Saskatchewan Commissioner Gary Dixon called on his province to “fill the gap”. Lastly, the group discussed Commissioner Elizabeth Denham press release announcing that she will be investigating the entire process of using criminal record checks as part of the pre-employment screening process. It looks like her investigation will span both the private and public sectors. For more information on the meeting or to join the Canadian Chapter contact Michelle Leblond at michelle.leblond@plusonesolutions.net,

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