Canada CPPA: What You Need To Know
November 23, 2020
The Minister of Science, Innovation and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, introduced, on 17 November 2020, bill C-11 for the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 ('DCIA') which would enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act ('CPPA') and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act ('PIDPTA'), make consequential and related amendments to other Acts, and reform private sector privacy legislation in Canada. The DCIA signals the most significant reform of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act 2000 ('PIPEDA') since its enactment two decades prior.
Key changes that will impact businesses include:
- modernised consent rules;
- data interoperability and algorithmic transparency provisions;
- establishment of rights to erasure and data portability;
- expanded enforcement and oversight powers for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada ('OPC');
- increased penalty provisions;
- establishment of sector-specific codes and practices; and
- the creation of a tribunal system.
The DCIA must now go through both Houses of Parliament for consideration.