End of parliamentary proceedings in Quebec: An Update on Bill 64

One year after its introduction at the Québec National Assembly, Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (Bill 64) has still not been adopted. With the end of the parliamentary proceedings on June 11, 2021, BLG’s Privacy and Data Protection team provides an update on this important reform of Québec’s privacy law.

We have prepared an article which presents the key amendments made to Bill 64 during the committee process and their impact on businesses. We invite you to look at our amended version of the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector for the specific text of the amendments.

For a detailed analysis of the key issues raised by Bill 64, we encourage you to read our bulletin released at the time of the Bill’s introduction in June 2020 or our short submission issued to the Committee in the fall of 2020 in which we provided our observations on the impact that Bill 64 may have on private sector businesses.

We include a recap of the legislative process of Bill 64 in Part I to better contextualise the amendments before diving into this update.

Read our bulletin on this topic.

This content has been updated on May 2, 2024 at 13 h 30 min.