Jennifer Brown reports:
Recommendations from a Parliamentary committee to strengthen the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and give more power to the federal privacy commissioner are likely being driven by privacy requirements coming into effect in Europe.
On Feb. 28, the federal Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics published a report on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The study of federal private sector laws recommended stricter legislation and stronger enforcement powers.
In particular, it recommends “including in PIPEDA a framework for a right to erasure based on the model developed by the European Union (EU) that would, at a minimum, include a right for young people to have information posted online, either by themselves or through an organization, taken down.”