Le Journal du Barreau du Québec quotes Montréal lawyer, Antoine Aylwin, in an article on informed consent in relation to management of personal information in the private sector.
Antoine Aylwin, whose practice also focuses on privacy, says the same thing, because if users have trouble understanding what their personal information will be used for, or when it will be used, that is also a problem for the companies. “Cross-tabulating the data is how they determine whether it is useful,” he explains. “The consent model assumes that they know at the outset what the information will be used for when it is collected, when in reality, some companies are still in the exploratory phase. Ending the collection of data could also slow down development of the research. The consent model is gradually eroding.”