Author: Barry Sookman

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2020-10-24Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2020-10-24



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PIPEDA by the numbers: lessons for privacy law reform in Canada?PIPEDA by the numbers: lessons for privacy law reform in Canada?



The Federal Privacy Commissioner (OPC) just released the 2019-2020 Annual Report to Parliament on the Privacy Act and Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). In the report the OPC repeated the plea for reform of PIPEDA arguing that PIPEDA “is outdated and does not sufficiently deal with the digital environment to ensure appropriate regulation of new technologies.” The report also proposed major new remedial powers for the OPC. Interestingly, however, statistical data in the Annual Report illustrates how well PIPEDA appears to be working despite the lack of these remedial powers.

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2020-10-10Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2020-10-10



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Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2020-09-26Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2020-09-26



Alert: OSFI consultation on technologyAlert: OSFI consultation on technology



OSFI, the federal regulator of financial institutions such banks and insurance companies (FI’s), just released a discussion paper Developing financial sector resilience in a digital world: Selected themes in technology and related risks. The paper signals that the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions may eventually develop guidance to regulate digital risks such as cybersecurity, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, third party ecosystems and data.

OSFI’s decision to even study regulating the use of technologies by Canadian FIs is something that needs to be on people’s radar.

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2020-09-19Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2020-09-19



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