On September 27, 2019, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP submitted comments on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Proposals to Modernize the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) (the “Comments”).

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On September 23, 2019, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced that it completed its consultation on transfers for processing and that the OPC’s current guidelines for processing personal data across borders—under which consent for transfers to data processors is not required—remain unchanged.
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On August 5, 2019, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP responded to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s (“OPC”) reframed consultation on transfers for processing. The reframed consultation replaced a previously suspended OPC consultation dealing with the same topic to which CIPL had also responded.

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On May 24, 2019, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada suspended its public consultation on transborder data flows following the announcement of the Digital Charter by the Canadian government. This blog entry provides an overview the developments.
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During the week of February 25, 2019, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP participated in the meetings of the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup (“DPS”) and Electronic Commerce Steering Group (“ECSG”) in Santiago, Chile. CIPL enjoys formal guest status and a seat at the table at these bi-annual APEC privacy meetings.

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As reported in BNA Privacy Law Watch, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is seeking public comment on recently released guidance intended to assist organizations with understanding their obligations under the federal breach notification mandate, which will take effect in Canada on November 1, 2018.
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