Privacy Law for the Digital Economy: The new Digital Charter Implementation Act

The Canadian government has introduced a new law signaling major reform to Canada’s privacy law and introducing regulation of artificial intelligence (“AI”). Executive Summary If you have less than one minute to read about Canada’s new privacy bill, this summary tells you what you need to know by answering two questions: (1) what are the major changes proposed under this new Bill? (2) what does this mean for your business? What are the major changes proposed under this new Bill? The Digital Charter Implementation Act or DCIA was tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 as Bill C-11.

November 24th, 2020|

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Regulatory Framework for AI: Recommendations for PIPEDA Reform

Overview In January 2020, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) launched a public consultation on their proposals for ensuring the appropriate regulation of AI in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). This consultation included two in-person consultations with expert stakeholders, including INQ Data Law, and resulted in the OPC receiving 86 submissions. Following these consultations, the OPC has just released on November 12th, 2020 the document “A Regulatory Framework for AI: Recommendations for PIPEDA Reform” which provides an overview of the OPC’s final recommendations. View document

November 13th, 2020|

Co-Founder of INQ Data Law Appointed to Advisory Council Overseeing New COVID Alert Mobile App

Expert in AI and Data Law, Carole Piovesan is named co-chair of Advisory Council July 21, Ottawa// Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today the launch of a nation-wide mobile app, COVID Alert. Designed to help Canadians stay on top of their exposure to COVID-10, the innovative solution will help meet the unprecedented challenge of the pandemic, the PM explained during a press conference. To ensure that the app meets the highest standards of health, technology and privacy outcomes, the Government has set up an advisory council made up of diverse experts. INQ Data Law is proud to share

August 6th, 2020|

Canada: Cybersecurity Comparative Guide

Federal and provincial privacy laws in Canada do not expressly distinguish between ‘cybersecurity', ‘data protection' and ‘cybercrime'. The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (SC 2000, c 5) (PIPEDA), Canada's federal private sector privacy law, defines a ‘breach of security safeguards' as "the loss of, unauthorized access to or unauthorized disclosure of personal information resulting from a breach of an organization's security safeguards that are referred to in clause 4.7 of Schedule 1 or from a failure to establish those safeguards" (Section 2(1)). Under Section 26.2(b) of PIPEDA, if a province's legislation has been deemed substantially similar to

July 7th, 2020|

Unique Toronto law firm to focus on responsible use of AI technology.

As businesses across all industries collect vast quantities of personal information for artificial-intelligence applications, a unique law firm in Toronto wants to help them make the best use of that data without crossing legal or ethical boundaries. Carole Piovesan left a senior role with McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s data and privacy group last March, teaming up with long-time health privacy lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman to start INQ Data Law. The pair met at a conference, bonded over their shared passion for the world of data policy, went for breakfast together and within 90 minutes decided to launch the firm. Now,

January 26th, 2020|