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Privacy Law for the Digital Economy: The new Digital Charter Implementation Act

The Canadian government has introduced a new law signaling major reform to Canada’s privacy law and introducing regulation of artificial intelligence (“AI”).

Executive Summary

If you have less than one minute to read about Canada’s new privacy bill, this summary tells you what you need to know by answering two questions: (1) what are the major changes proposed under this new Bill? (2) what does this mean for your business?

What are the major changes proposed under this new Bill?

The Digital Charter Implementation Act or DCIA was tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 as Bill C-11. This Bill, if passed, would further balance privacy interests with the recognition that data are fuel for Canadian competitiveness and innovation. The Bill’s significant provisions are as follows:

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