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July 2021

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40 www.canadianlawyermag.com NEW REGULATIONS proposed for arti- ficial intelligence will affect how businesses develop, use and commercialize AI tools. In Canada, the federal government has proposed new privacy legislation that would, among other things, include specific require- ments around the use of automated deci- sion-making systems. In the European Union, the European Commission proposed the "first-ever legal framework on AI" and would ban specific technology uses. Canada has proposed new privacy legislation that would, among other things, include specific requirements around the use of automated decision-making systems and artificial intelligence, writes Elizabeth Raymer New privacy legislation will further regulate AI And in the United States, legislators are trying to develop a federal privacy law similar to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation to address its patchwork of state laws. Reforming domestic privacy legislation In November, the federal government tabled privacy legislation that would give individuals greater control over their personal information. Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation LEGAL REPORT PRIVACY & DATA Act, would, if passed, enact two new acts: the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act, and amend other acts. Wendy Mee, co-chair of the privacy group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto, describes Bill C-11's requirements concerning the use of automated decision-making systems as "not overly onerous" to comply with and primarily concerning transparency. It is "making sure that you are explaining when

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