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Privacy body eyes consent law, mulls changes

Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Luis Millan

The consent model, the cornerstone behind the federal legislation that governs how private sector organizations may collect, use or disclose personal information in the course of commercial activities, is under the microscope after the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) recently published a consultation paper that examines its viability in today’s digital information ecosystem.

The mind-boggling pace of technological advances and the advent of cloud computing, big data analytics and the Internet of Things has spurred the collection of such unprecedented amounts of personal...