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IAF Policy Call

December 2, 2020

IAF December 2 Policy Call will Explore the Following Question:  Do Legally Mandated Exemptions from Consent Facilitate Thinking with Data While Still Protecting Individuals

The Canadian government has introduced legislation that would revise private sector privacy law in a revolutionary fashion.  To facilitate innovation, including advanced analytics, it creates new exceptions to consent and limits the ability of organizations to use implied consent.  The Office of the Privacy and Information Commissioner of Ontario has suggested that private sector privacy legislation in the province also have controlled exemptions for consent.  Singapore just passed legislation that would create a new exemption for consent that includes processing for legitimate needs if combined with appropriate risk analysis and mitigation.  In both the Canadian and Singapore legislative efforts, the revisions are intended to facilitate advanced analytics, including artificial intelligence, in a responsible manner without adopting a European legal basis approach.

The IAF believes these developments are significant and have asked Ontario Commissioner Patricia Kosseim and Osler’s Adam Kardash to discuss the new approaches to consent in Ontario and Canada.  Hubert Zanczak from the IAF team will talk about Singapore.


December 2, 2020
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