January 11, 2019
By Catherine Lovrics and Amanda Branch
In May 2018, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the “OPC”), in connection with the Offices of the Privacy Commissioner of Alberta and British Columbia released the Guidelines for obtaining meaningful consent (the “Consent Guidelines”). The OPC began applying these Consent Guidelines on January 1, 2019. You can read our full article here but, in brief, the Consent Guidelines set out seven guiding principles:
The Consent Guidelines also contain a checklist to help guide organizations in their compliance efforts. Organizations should pay particular attention to the “must do” list. For more information, please contact our Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group.
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