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Privacy Commissioner calls for ‘amped-up’ powers for PIPEDA compliance via binding orders and AMPS

Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 3:17 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The federal Privacy Commissioner has asked Parliament for sweeping powers to compel businesses and other organizations to comply with the federal private-sector privacy law — including new authority to make binding orders and impose hefty administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) — measures opposed for the most part by industry groups, including the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), in their recent submissions to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC).

Privacy Commissioner Daniel TherrienIn his third annual report to Parliament, tabled Sept. 21, Commissioner Daniel Therrien called on the...