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Facebook data scandal raises stakes for PIPEDA overhaul

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 8:32 AM | By David Young

On Feb. 28, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics published its report of the review of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The committee’s report focuses on responding to technological change. However, in light of the current Facebook data “scandal,” the question is, can the law ever keep pace with technology?

The committee’s review was informed firstly, by the dramatic changes in technology since 2000 — when it became law — and secondly, by the European...