Briefing

Privacy commissioner repeats call for legislative updates as pandemic moves everything online

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The watchdog accepted 761 complaints under the Privacy Act and 289 under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act—the government and consumer laws, respectively—in the 2019–2020 fiscal year, the vast majority of which it determined were well founded, according to its annual report published Thursday. It reiterated recommendations to give regulators rule-making and order-making powers, and to enshrine privacy as a human right in legislation. (The Logic)

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