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New OPC consent guidelines mean adjustments to privacy procedures

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 8:26 AM | By David Young

On May 24, 2018, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) published two important new guidance documents: Guidelines for obtaining meaningful consent and Guidance on inappropriate data practices: interpretation and application of subsection 5(3).

These guidance documents follow a more than two-year process of review and stakeholder consultation by the OPC focusing on the role and viability of consent under the federal privacy law, PIPEDA, in the context of advances in technology, including digital media, big data and artificial intelligence.

In its report on...