Canada’s Consumer Protection Privacy Act (CPPA) at Least One Year Away

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Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Canada’s Federal Privacy Law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act (PIPEDA) is over 22 years old.  Its replacement, proposed Bill C-27, which introduces the Consumer Protection Privacy Act (CPPA) is still at least one year away from being passed. The CPPA is part of Canada’s Digital Charter Implementation Act, which also introduces the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act, and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act.

The CPPA is intended to give Canadians greater control over their personal information handled by organizations, establish stronger protections for minors, and expand the rights of the individual. CPPA will bring Canadian Federal Privacy Law more in line with recent privacy laws such as the GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act, which provide individuals with greater control over their personal data while limiting when and how third-parties can use their data.

We will keep you posted as Bill C-27 moves through the Canadian Parliamentary process.

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