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Privacy Commissioner of Canada seeking submissions on issues relating to 'consent' - Deadline July 13, 2016

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has just released a discussion paper and are looking to interested parties to provide submissions on the viability of the consent model and propose solutions to improve individual control over personal information in the commercial environment.

The purpose of asking for submissions is to assemble a collection of potential solutions and bring clearer definition to the roles and responsibilities of the various players that could implement them. The goal is to enrich the public debate and ensure that OPC is in a better position to inform Parliament of a variety of solutions for addressing issues related to consent and to develop an action plan on this issue.

They are calling on individuals, organizations, other privacy enforcement authorities, academics, advocacy groups, information technologists, educators, students and other interested parties to join in this discussion by contributing their views on the viability of the consent model and proposing solutions to improve individual control over personal information in the commercial environment.

If you are interested in participating, please send a submission that complies with the consultation procedures and criteria by Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

In the fall of 2016, we will be inviting a variety of interested stakeholders to meet with us to discuss these issues.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Melanie Millar-Chapman, who can be reached directly at melanie.millar-chapman@priv.gc.ca, by telephone at 819-994-6008, or toll free at 1-800-282-1376.

Archival Date: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016
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