Tobi Cohen reports:
An Internet privacy bill that has languished in the House of Commons for a year-and-a-half has effectively delayed a Parliamentary review of the very legislation it seeks to amend, raising even more concerns among critics who fear the bill is ultimately outdated and long overdue for an overhaul.
Bill C-12, which replaced an earlier bill that also stalled in the Commons only to die when the last election was called, would require companies to report major breaches of customer information to Canada’s privacy commissioner and make it easier for Internet service providers and social media sites like Facebook to share customer information with authorities. It’s a direct response to recommendations that emerged from the first statutory review of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act completed in 2007.
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