“Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien believes the question about whether privacy legislation should be amended is in the past. It is no longer should the country’s privacy laws be amended, but what is the best way to do so, and with the announcement of the country’s Digital Charter, the commissioner said the federal government seems to agree.”
“‘A revamped privacy law should remain tech neutral, principle based and crafted in a manner to keep it from going out of date,’ Therrien said.”
Therrien added that his office now plans to focus on how to approach cross border data flows in the short term under current law but also in the long-term under future legislation.
“‘Change is coming to Canada,’ he said, ‘and the goal is to find the best way to allow Canadians to participate in the digital economy with the confidence that their rights will be upheld.'”