Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) has invited the public’s input about how private sector organizations should be able to collect, use, and disclose personal information, and to elicit input about how/whether to :
- Increase transparency for individuals, to provide Ontarians with more detail about how their information is being used by businesses and organizations.
- Enhance consent provisions to allow individuals to revoke consent at any time, and adopting an “opt-in” model for secondary uses of their information.
- Introduce a right to be forgotten.
- Introduce a data portability right, to give individuals greater freedom to change service providers without losing their data.
- Increase enforcement powers for the Information and Privacy Commissioner to ensure businesses comply with the law, and give the Commissioner the ability to impose penalties.
- Introduce requirements for data that has been de-identified and derived from personal information to provide clarity of applicability of privacy protections.
- Expand the scope and application of the law to include non-commercial organizations, including not-for-profits, charities, trade unions, and political parties.
- Create a legislative framework to enable the establishment of data trusts for privacy protective data sharing.
Have Your Say
This is a rare opportunity for you to help to inform the development of a legislative framework for privacy in the private sector.
We recognize that employment or other associations can impinge your willingness and freedom to express your views.
If you wish to provide input but are concerned about splashback, send your thoughtful comments by September 4, 2020 about the changes you would and would not like to see, and why:
- by snail mail to PACC at Suite 330, Unit 440, 10816 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary AB T2J 5N8 or
- by email to President_at_PACC-CCAP_dot_ca
or take the MGCS survey before October 1, 2020.
All submissions received will be fully anonymized, gathered into a single document, and submitted to Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.