Ontario moves forward with privacy legislation initiative

Ontario has taken a significant step towards implementing private sector privacy legislation in the province.

On June 17, it issued a white paper entitled Modernizing Privacy in Ontario that sets out a model for a new statute. The province aims to implement stronger protections than introduced by the federal government in its privacy reform bill, Bill C-11. If the province’s proposed model becomes law, it will bring in a strict new compliance and enforcement regime and entirely new employment privacy regulation. It will also increase the fragmentation of the Canadian private sector privacy law regime.

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This content has been updated on June 29, 2021 at 14 h 02 min.