A quick update TIME. Recently on November 17th Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science, & Industry – Navdeep Bains launched the Consumer Privacy Protection Act. It’s a new bill that is YET TO BE PASSED.
So, what will happen if it passes? Well, it will be protecting the information of consumers in the private sector and personal information of the Canadians.
If the bill and turns it into the law then the companies will need to be more transparent and accountable for collecting the private information of the customers. For those companies who do not meet or follow the law will be imposed with the fines applicable in G7 countries – up to 5% of revenue or perhaps $25 million.
The Canadians can send or share their personal information in organizations like a bank. Moreover, they also have a right to demand from a company to delete or destroy the private information.
The privacy commissioner will suggest making changes in the newly set up data. It can also order companies to stop collecting and using the data.
We are continuously evolving in the digital space. Therefore, it becomes utmost important to protect the information and protect from the misuse. This is a well-planned initiative by the government for the Canadians and also for those who are planning to immigrate to Canada.
During the pandemic, the usage of digital space increased. This has also led to privacy threats. With the new bill, the government has taken the responsibility of protecting the Canadians and making it a safe digital space.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau elaborated that the law will protect the information of the individuals and family members. With the latest update, it also brings added benefit for the people looking out for Canada PR.
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