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Companies should get ‘meaningful consent’ for user data, privacy watchdog says

New guidelines come into effect Jan. 1, give guidance for private sector companies’ use of Canadians’ personal information, but no enforcement.

The guidelines make clear that it’s no longer sufficient for companies to simply provide a legal disclaimer — that most users will never read — to obtain consent to collect, use and monetize users’ personal information.

Full article: Companies should get ‘meaningful consent’ for user data, privacy watchdog says | The Star

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