Author: Barry Sookman

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2020-08-22Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2020-08-22



Privacy developments: OPC Privacy Guide for Businesses and Ontario privacy consultationPrivacy developments: OPC Privacy Guide for Businesses and Ontario privacy consultation




Unquestionably, personal data is the economy’s “new oil” and Canadian organizations face compliance challenges like never before. It is noteworthy, therefore, that last week the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) released a new Privacy Guide for Businesses (the Privacy Guide) and the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services released a public consultation on Reforming Privacy in Ontario’s Private Sector.

The Privacy Guide provides a high level overview of PIPEDA including the fair information principles.

The Privacy Guide has some interesting interpretations of PIPEDA.

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EU-US Privacy Shield invalid: Schrems IIEU-US Privacy Shield invalid: Schrems II



In a bombshell decision in Schrems II released earlier today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) found that the Commission decision finding the EU-US Privacy Shield to be adequate for transferring personal data to the U.S. is invalid. In what can only be seen as a double whammy, the CJEU also ruled that transferring personal data to the U.S. pursuant to standard data protection clauses adopted by the Commission could also be found to be invalid by local data protection authorities.

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