Canada has introduced a Digital Charter that will entail considerable changes to its privacy law, PIPEDA.
The principles are:
- Universal Access: equal opportunity to participate in the digital world and the tools to do so.
- Safety and Security: rely on the integrity, authenticity and security of services and feel safe online.
- Control and Consent: control over how and why data is shared and used.
- Transparency, Portability and Interoperability: clear and manageable access to data and freedom to share or transfer it.
- Open and Modern Digital Government: access modern digital secure government services.
- Level Playing Field: fair competition in the online marketplace.
- Data and Digital for Good: ethical use of data to create value, promote openness and improve lives.
- Strong Democracy: defend freedom of expression and protect against online threats and disinformation.
- Free from Hate and Violent Extremism: digital platforms will not foster or disseminate hate, violent extremism or criminal content.
- Strong Enforcement and Real Accountability: clear, meaningful penalties for violations of the laws and regulations that support these principles.