Cable & Telecom

Bains bill to update PIPEDA

OTTAWA – Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains, tabled Bill C-11 this morning – the Canadian Privacy Protection Act to update and strengthen Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act legislation after 20 years. In May the Canadian government had announced the launch of the Canadian Digital Charter and today’s legislation is an important part of this endeavor. The Act proposes to: increase control and transparency when Canadians’ personal information is handled by companies; give Canadians the freedom to move their information from one organization to another in a secure manner; ensure Canadians have the ability to demand...