On Nov. 17, 2020, the Canadian government introduced the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 (DCIA, or Bill C-11), a much-anticipated bill aimed at overhauling the country’s comprehensive private sector data privacy legal regime. As introduced by Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, the DCIA would establish a new privacy law for the private sector – the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA). If passed in its current form, the CPPA would usher in sweeping changes to the Canadian privacy landscape, from enhanced individual rights, to data mobility, to far more punitive enforcement powers for the federal privacy regulator.
Continue reading the full GT Alert, “Canada Proposes Federal Privacy Law Overhaul – Key Takeaways.”
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