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New Privacy law in Quebec, Canada

The provincial government of Quebec just signed a new bill (Bill 64) regarding the protection of personal information.

 

I am only part way through reading this but at a high level:

 

- similar to other laws (GDPR, CCPA, etc.) there is a need to have a Data Privacy Officer

- privacy impact assessments must to be carried out
- systems must be designed with privacy in mind
- breaches reporting requirements are in place
- penalties apply 
- and more
 
Information can be found here (should you be interested)
 
 
Regards
 
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Re: New Privacy law in Quebec, Canada

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Re: New Privacy law in Quebec, Canada

@AppDefects   Within New Zealand, COVID-19 has delayed the revised privacy bill through Parliament.

 

However, some of the highlights include:  Mandatory breach disclosure where serious harm has occurred - currently it is bury one's head in the sand and hope it goes away.

 

2)  Individuals and organisations cannot destroy or hide information, when it is requested - which has happened before.  There is a penalty attached to this now.

 

3)  The NZ $10,000 maximum penalty which has been something of a joke as many organisations just put it down to a slush fund expense.   However, the individual can make a claim in the Human Rights Tribunal, which has a maximum penalty of NZ $320,000, but the downside is it can take two years for the Ministry of Justice to process it.

 

4)  The Privacy Commissioner can request and enforce compliance, which would be a public embarrassment.

 

Regards

 

Caute_cautim