Canadian Privacy Czar Calls for Stronger Personal Data Protection Laws

Canadian Privacy Czar Calls for Stronger Personal Data Protection Laws

In his annual report, Canada’s privacy commissioner Daniel Thierren urged the government to create stronger laws for the protection of personal data, and a larger budget so that his office can enforce them.

Thierren also expressed his disappointment to the government’s “slow to non-existent” response to emerging cyber threats and said that the country’s existing privacy legislation gives companies too much room to use personal information for their own benefit.

The privacy chief is also asking the government for the authority to issue orders, levy fines, and conduct inspections to ensure compliance with privacy laws.

Source: BNN Bloomberg

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