Privacy & Data Protection

The right framework for Canada's data economy is one that creates trust and incentivizes innovation.

Privacy & Data Protection

The right framework for Canada's data economy is one that creates trust and incentivizes innovation.

Our Position

Canada’s private sector privacy law – the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) – once a global model for the successful balance between commercial interests and consumer protection, is now being challenged as inadequate to meet the needs of the digital age. 

We support a multilateral approach to privacy policy that continues to achieve a balance between economic interests and the protection of personal information, one that recognizes the importance of the free flow of data as a fundamental requirement to maintain business competitiveness. The adoption of and support for industry certification and codes of conduct are important in addressing how privacy policy might be addressed in different sectors in the digital age.

Policy Committees & Working Groups

An important complement to our policy team, many significant policy public positions originate from our committees and working groups

Innovations & Intellectual Property Committee

Our Innovations & Intellectual Property Committee monitors and responds to international and domestic policy issues related to the digital economy, telecommunications, emerging technologies, health innovation, data governance and privacy as well as international developments that could affect the intangible economy and the intellectual property rights of our membership.

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