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#InternetSOS: OpenMedia’s 2021 Election Platform for our Internet
Canada's Internet is trapped in dangerously lobbyist-infested waters. Our 2021 election platform lays out a plan for getting back on course.
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.
The fight’s not over: Bill C-76 passes without protecting political party data
The Elections Modernization Act will soon come into force, but politicians failed to give up their own exemptions to Federal privacy laws. However, this is just the beginning of our campaign to protect our private data.
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.
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.
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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