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The wave of privacy and data legislation reform will continue in 2024

Author(s): Adam Kardash, Gemma Devir, Maryna Polataiko

Dec 11, 2023

 

There are clear signals that privacy and artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to be focal points in the highly dynamic Canadian privacy arena in 2024. Over the course of 2023, a federal government proposal for a new private sector privacy law and a proposed framework for the regulation of AI continued their progression through the parliamentary process. The enactment of these new privacy and AI laws in 2024 or early 2025 appears increasingly likely.

Companies conducting business in Québec will need to continue their efforts to comply with multiple new and prescriptive compliance requirements under the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector (the Québec Privacy Act), which was significantly reformed by the adoption of Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information [PDF] (Law 25). The majority of Law 25’s amendments came into force in September 2023. These include an enforcement regime that exposes companies to potentially severe financial penalties for contraventions...

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