• Trust But Verify – Rebuilding trust in the digital economy through effective, independent oversight, OPC 2017-2018 Annual Report to Parliament, September, 2018 ("OPC's 2018 Annual Report")


  • This presentation focuses on PIPEDA, not the Privacy Act

    • See OPC's 2018 Annual Report for Privacy Act Year in Review - e.g., Bill C-59 (national security), privacy at the Canada-US border, Parliamentary activities, investigations, privacy breaches and advice to government
  • With one exception, this presentation does not address any 2018 OPC investigations ... and there were several important ones, including:

    • Microsoft: Giving Windows 10 users a say in what information they provide
    • Facebook: Stopping using non-users' personal information found in users' address books
    • Profile Technology: Re-using of millions of Canadian Facebook users' profiles violates PIPEDA, (these "public" profiles are not "public information" under PIPEDA), July 18, 2018 High Profile Data Breaches

      • » e.g., Nissan Canada Finance, Uber, Equifax
    • Again, see OPC's 2018 Annual Report for details
  • Towards Privacy by Design: Review of PIPEDA, ETHI Committee Report, February 2018
    • Online Reputation – Draft OPC Position Paper, January 2018

    • Consultation ended April 27, 2018
    • OPC Application to Federal Court re: Google search engine service, October 10, 2018
  • OPC Investigation into Facebook re Cambridge Analytica, March 20, 2018
  • OPC submissions to ETHI Committee re: Breach of Personal Information Involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, April 17 and May 31, 2018

    • Addressing Digital Privacy Vulnerabilities and Potential Threats to Canada's Democratic Electoral Process, ETHI Committee Report June 2018
  • OPC Guidance on Inappropriate Data Practices, May 2018
  • OPC Guidelines on Obtaining Meaningful Consent, May 2018
  • OPC What you need to know about mandatory reporting of breaches of security safeguards, October 29, 2018

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