The Canadian government is considering new privacy laws
It will be interesting to see how this plays out in Canada and how the "fines" (if any) are actually enforced.
Unfortunately, Justin's "Mandate Letter" is too vague (excerpt below). His "Team" does not have time to pass anything into law that will be significant. There is no love for him in western Canada. The government is on course to change with the next election in approximately 1.5 years. The average Canadian will still be where they are today, shoving snow. I believe holding corporations accountable is a good thing. Does it work? How many credit monitoring services do you have in your pocket? Money will not go to the average Canadian. Maybe the Westons... Jail time is what the law needs to prescribe, eh?
Work with the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and the Minister of Canadian Heritage to advance Canada’s Digital Charter and enhanced powers for the Privacy Commissioner, in order to establish a new set of online rights, including: data portability; the ability to withdraw, remove and erase basic personal data from a platform; the knowledge of how personal data is being used, including with a national advertising registry and the ability to withdraw consent for the sharing or sale of data; the ability to review and challenge the amount of personal data that a company or government has collected; proactive data security requirements; the ability to be informed when personal data is breached with appropriate compensation; and the ability to be free from online discrimination including bias and harassment.