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Legislating privacy by design in Canada

The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics is ready to table its report following its months€™ long review of Canada’€™s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The Committee adopted its report , entitled “€œTowards Privacy by Design: A Review of Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”€ Feb. 13 and ordered that the Chair of the Committee table the report to the House of Commons.

Source: Legislating privacy by design in Canada

PNR Agreements between Fundamental Rights and National Security

On July 26, 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued Opinion 1/15 (the Opinion of the Advocate General on this case had been discussed previously in this blog, part I and part II) pursuant to Article 218(11) TFEU on the draft agreement between Canada and the European Union (EU) dealing with the Transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data from the EU to Canada.

Source: PNR Agreements between Fundamental Rights and National Security: Opinion 1/15 | European Law Blog

Security bill will enable Canada to disable computers located abroad

Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (“CSE:) wants to give the public broad reassurances that it will not use its growing array of newly legislated powers to indiscriminately build dossiers on Canadian citizens.

Source: Security bill will enable CSE to disable computers located abroad: memos – The Globe and Mail

Canada’s DPA publishes position on the Right to be forgotten

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released, on 26 January 2018, its draft position on online reputation, i.e. the right to be forgotten (‘RTBF’), in which it analysed existing obligations, and proposed new duties, on search engines and social media networks to remove content relating to individuals’ personal data posted online at their request.

Source: Canada: OPC’s proposed RTBF builds on the “cornerstones of Canada’s privacy laws” – DataGuidance

Why the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s Proposed Right to be Forgotten Creates More Problems Than it Solves

The right to be forgotten, which opens the door to public requests for the removal of search results that are “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant”, has been among the world’s most controversial privacy issues since it was first established in Europe in 2014.

Source: Why the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s Proposed Right to be Forgotten Creates More Problems Than it Solves

U.S. border data fuels Canadian visa crackdown

A budding cross-border data exchange with the United States is quietly helping Canada crack down on immigration violators. The federal government has flagged more than 1,000 possible cases of people overstaying their visas or committing other immigration infractions based on information provided by the United States, newly obtained memos show.

Source: U.S. border data fuels Canadian visa crackdown: newly released figures | CTV News

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