Canadian Lawyer

March 2022

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44 LEGAL REPORT Privacy law goes through the wringer Major legislative reforms around privacy are coming, including penalties for non-compliance and the expected revival of bill C-11, writes Elizabeth Raymer WHEN CANADA passed its privacy laws in 2000, it could not have foreseen the tremen- dous pace of technological change in the next 20 years and how that would affect privacy and data access. The proposed digital charter implementation act (DCIA), tabled as bill C-11 in the House of Commons in December 2020, to establish a new privacy law for the private sector, aimed to respond to those seismic changes. That bill died on the order paper with September's snap federal election. But Quebec has passed its new privacy legisla- tion, and three other provinces are reviewing — or creating — their legislation. A lot is going on in legislative reforms of privacy and data regulations, notes Kirsten Thompson, national leader of the PRIVACY AND DATA

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