Canada’s Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) and Bill C-11
Posted: November 2, 2022
What level of impact would CPPA have on Canada’s existing privacy laws?
Canadians’ privacy protections nearly received a significant boost in 2021 with Bill C-11, which was introduced by the Federal Government back in November 2020, and included the proposed Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA).
The CPPA would have enhanced parts of Canada’s existing privacy laws and given new powers to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC).
Bill C-11 “died on the order table” after the Canadian election this summer, meaning that the bill did not pass into law as planned.
But—particularly with stronger privacy laws springing up across Canada’s provinces—C-11 is likely to return in some form soon. That means businesses have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the proposed new rules and prepare for some changes.
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