Your voice, DELIVERED: OpenMedia community demands better privacy protections from the Government of Canada
With input from nearly 40,000 action takers in the OpenMedia community, our submission outlines major concerns with the federal government's Bill C-27, a proposal to update Canada's private sector privacy laws, construct a new tribunal, and introduce laws around artificial intelligence.
Today, OpenMedia delivered a detailed submission to Parliament's INDU committee, which will be undertaking a study of Bill C-27, the federal government's proposal to update Canada's private sector privacy laws, construct a new tribunal, and create laws around artificial intelligence.
In the submission, we urge policy-makers to retain protections that currently exist in Canada's private sector privacy laws, to not introduce provisions that would weaken our current privacy protections, and to start fresh with their poorly conceived plans to regulate artificial intelligence.
We couldn't have done this without the support of the OpenMedia community. Over the last couple of years, you've:
- Demanded that the federal government introduce new privacy protections for the private sector (and they did with Bill C-27!)
- Told your MPs that new laws must recognize privacy a fundamental human right, not weaken existing consent provisions, and include federal political parties (and they appear open to these amendments!)
- Told your MPs to move Bill C-27 forward in the House of Commons and receive committee study (and they did!)
Now this submission expands on these things and hopefully provides a roadmap for policy-makers to amend Bill C-27 to best serve the privacy interests of the OpenMedia Community. To view the full submission, click here.