Meaningful Consent: An Evolving Standard Under Canadian Privacy Law

The federal government has announced Canada’s Digital Charter, which bolsters the privacy rights of Canadians by identifying 10 key principals, most notably “consent and control.” With a focus on providing greater control for Canadians over their personal information and privacy, the Charter specifically states: “Canadians will have control over what data they are sharing, who is using their personal data and for what purposes, and know that their privacy is protected.” In alignment with the recent decisions and guidance of Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, the move foreshadows some of the likely changes to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada) (PIPEDA).

 

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