CANADA: Key priorities of the Privacy Commissioner in 2017

On March 21, 2017, senior representatives of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) met with privacy practitioners to provide updates on policy, legal, compliance and enforcement activities of the OPC. The information disseminated at this annual meeting is important to all businesses collecting personal information of Canadians for two reasons:

  • It highlights what the OPC believes to be its most significant actions from the prior year; and
  • It signals the policy and enforcement priorities of the OPC for the current year.

This alert summarizes three of the significant topics addressed by the OPC of concern to businesses whose operations involve the collection, use or disclosure of personal information of Canadians. Find out more.