The privacy bill sets out rules regarding the use of personal data and artificial intelligence


The Federal Liberal Party today plans to introduce a privacy law that gives Canadians more control over their personal data and introduce new rules regarding the use of artificial intelligence.

The bill, submitted by Minister of Innovation Fran├žois Philippe Champagne, fulfills his mission to promote the Federal Digital Charter, enhance consumer privacy protection, and provide clear rules for fair competition in the online market. The purpose is that.

The Digital Charter details ten principles, from ensuring the control of information to meaningful penalties for data misuse.

The bill is expected to revive some threads of pre-lawless bills introduced by the Liberal Party in late 2020.

The bill required businesses to obtain customer consent in plain language rather than long legal documents before using personal data.

It was also intended to allow Canadians to request that information on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter be permanently removed.

The bill gives the Federal Privacy Commissioner the power to place orders, including the ability to require companies to stop collecting data and using personal information and recommend that planned courts impose fines. Probably.

However, he did not listen to long-standing calls from privacy and accountability advocates to explicitly apply federal law governing personal information to political parties.

Daniel Terien, a long-time reformer of the Federal Privacy Commissioner, has criticized the previous bill as a “general setback” from current law.

In May last year, before the bill expired in a general election call, consumer control will be weakened, giving organizations more flexibility to monetize personal data without increasing accountability, he said.

Mr. Terien, whose term as a commissioner has recently ended, also said that the law prioritizes commercial interests over people’s right to privacy and advocated adopting a framework for establishing privacy as a human right.

Philip Duflesne, a government candidate to replace Terien, told the House of Commons this week that the upcoming bill must recognize privacy as a “basic right.”

Jim Bron Skill

Canadian press

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