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Does Canadian Privacy Law Matter if it Can’t be Enforced?

While the U.S. relies on binding enforcement of privacy policies alongside limited sector-specific rules for children and video rentals, Canada’s private sector privacy law, which applies broadly to all commercial activities, has received the European Union’s stamp of approval, and has a privacy commissioner charged with investigating complaints.

The weakness of Canadian law became evident last week when the federal and British Columbia privacy commissioners released the results of their investigation into Facebook arising from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. After a brief negotiation, the Facebook simply refused to adopt the commissioners’ recommendations.

Full article: Does Canadian Privacy Law Matter if it Can’t be Enforced?

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