Whether you are a new Canadian startup looking to break into the healthcare app or artificial intelligence markets, a large enterprise that deals in a lot of consumer data, or a business within the science or education technology sectors, you may find it harder to comply with Canadian privacy legislation. The government of Canada has announced that they will be making several major and minor changes to Canadian privacy law, with 3 of the most important ones impacting several large sectors. Here is what you need to know!
The Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains has introduced the Consumer Privacy Protection Act, which proposes a new bill to upgrade the Federal Government’s framework for protecting personal information in private sectors.
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Daniel Therrien, introduced steps in November 2020 for ways to regulate artificial intelligence. He believes that artificial intelligence has massive potential but that it needs to be implemented with respect to human rights and security policies. With a “rights-based” approach, Daniel Therrien believes that AI Tech can be developed responsibly.
With the ongoing pandemic, new ways of adopting existing and new technologies have given way to privacy concerns in healthcare and education technology, according to Canada’s Privacy Commissioner.
As of right now, platforms in telemedicine, education, and video conferencing capture critical personal information of adults, students, and patients, posing confidentiality risks.
If you are a business within these sectors, you will need to make note of what the changes are in the privacy laws and when they come into effect, as you will be required to comply. To know more about the changes regarding the changes to canadian Privacy Law that will impact business, AI, & Healthcare, please contact us.