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NAID-Canada comments on British Columbia’s PIPA review

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Oct. 16, 2014

NAID-Canada has prepared an official comment for presentation to British Columbia’s Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act, the province’s data protection law governing how private sector organizations can collect, use and disclose personal information. It also requires organizations to protect and secure personal information against unauthorized use or disclosure, and grants individuals the right to access their own personal information.

“The committee is undertaking a comprehensive review of B.C.’s private sector privacy legislation,” said Committee Chair Mike Bernier. “We are holding a public consultation to gather important information on how well the act is working, and whether changes are necessary.”

“The last review of the act took place in 2008,” said Deputy Chair George Heyman. “The committee wants to hear from stakeholders and interested citizens on ways in which the legislation might be updated.”

The submission deadline is Oct. 24. Once submitted the comment will be posted to the association’s social media outlets.