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Citizen Lab calls for changes to exemptions in Liberals’ privacy bill

The proposed Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) includes carve-outs to the requirement to get people’s consent to share de-identified data with government agencies if it’s for a “socially beneficial purpose,” or for corporations to use it when they have a “legitimate interest.” In a report published Tuesday, the University of Toronto-based Citizen Lab recommends requiring organizations to inform people and allow them to opt out in any such case, and giving the privacy commissioner the power to stop it. (The Logic)

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