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Canadian privacy law has got you covered, but here’s why it simply isn’t enough

From limited digital rights, to little enforcement, find out why Canada's privacy laws are in serious need of an overhaul.
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It’s time for Canadian privacy law reform, so where do we go from here?

Find out how privacy rights in Canada compare on the world stage.
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Update: Clearview AI Requests

We've reached out to Clearview AI to remind them of their legal obligations and to see if they're planning on fulfilling the requests.
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Request your personal information from political parties using our new tool

“My Political Data” empowers citizens to exercise rights to their personal information
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Facial recognition: Four things you need to know

Facial recognition: most of us have heard the term, and maybe even experienced it when our faces are recognised and tagged on social media, or to unlock our phones. But do you know what the concerns are, and whether it’s being used in public spaces in Canada? Here’s four things you should know.
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How do they score? We rated the new privacy policies of all the major parties – and every single one failed on key best practices.

Canada’s political parties have failed to meet basic privacy expectations. Now we’re calling on them to protect personal information and empower citizens. 
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Why are political parties refusing to comply with Canadian privacy laws?

Why are Canada's political parties exempt from following federal privacy law just like any other business? It is not entirely clear, but the public is demanding immediate action.
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72% of people in Canada support stronger privacy rules for political parties

A vast majority of Canadians support changing the law so that political parties follow the same privacy rules as private companies. But politicians remain keen to keep the exemptions that they have given themselves.
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“Cambridge Analytica is the canary in the coal mine”, says whistleblower Christopher Wylie

Yesterday, Christopher Wylie, former director of research at Cambridge Analytica, testified before a Canadian parliamentary committee and answered questions on the state of privacy, including a crowdsourced question from our community.
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The Facebook data scandal: How protected are Canadians?

When private companies abuse and misuse our personal data, Canada's laws are toothless — giving no power to the Privacy Commissioner to issue penalties or force compliance.
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New elections legislation fails to address privacy concerns

Bill C-76 fails to provide the necessary protections for citizens’ personal data or limit exemptions for political parties.
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Facebook data scandal: A wake up call to reform Canada’s outdated privacy laws

The Facebook data scandal is an opportunity for Canadians to push for reform of out-of-date privacy laws that have failed to protect them so far.

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