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Ottawa’s proposed privacy overhaul a ‘step back’ from current rules: Privacy commissioner

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In a submission to a parliamentary committee, Daniel Therrien said Bill C-11 gives consumers less control over how their data is used by lowering organizations’ consent obligations; creates broad exemptions for companies and lets them self-regulate without clear requirements; and applies his office’s new fining powers to too few violations, while adding an unnecessary tribunal to hear appeals. (The Logic)

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