The Wall Street Journal Pro Special Report on Cybersecurity quotes Toronto lawyer Alex Cameron in an article on European General Data Protection Regulations and navigating the major risks.
But one of the top jurisdictions to watch may be Canada. Recent Parliamentary hearings have focused on issues of consent, the EU and potential amendments to Canadian privacy law, said Alex Cameron, a privacy and data protection partner with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP who testified at the hearings. It is widely expected that Canadian law may require amendment in the face of the changes in the EU. In the area of breach notification, amendments have already been passed into the law and regulations are expected later this year.
At a national level, Canada already has “a more robust consent requirement, which required [companies] to give sufficient information to people so that they can understand what they are consenting to,” Mr. Cameron said. Canadian regulators are considering alternative consent models which may further heighten what companies must do to provide adequate consent around the privacy of data.