Preparing for Compliance with New Privacy Consent Guidelines

Commencing January 1, 2019, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada will begin enforcing Guidelines for obtaining meaningful consent, which impose requirements and provide recommendations for private sector organizations to obtain legally valid consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. The Guidelines specify requirements for the form and content of privacy policies/notices and for clear and easily accessible privacy consent processes. Private sector organizations should review and revise (if necessary) their privacy policies/notices, privacy consent processes and personal information practices and procedures, so that they are able to demonstrate compliance with the Guidelines.

Read Brad Freedman’s bulletin on this topic.

You can also attend our BLG Privacy Luncheon – Montreal Sept. 26th or Toronto Sept 27th – at which I will be presenting these guidelines.

This content has been updated on September 23, 2018 at 18 h 54 min.