Privacy Commissioner appears before Parliamentary committee on its study of Bill C-26
February 12, 2024
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Philippe Dufresne, appeared before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU) today, to assist the Committee in its study of Bill C-26, An Act respecting cyber security, amending the Telecommunications Act and making consequential amendments to other Acts.
In his remarks, the Commissioner noted that digital services that are delivered through cyber systems and telecommunications networks are central to the ways that we live, work, and interact, and impact large volumes of personal information and data. That is why it is critical to protect Canada’s cyber infrastructure from potential threats, in a way that also protects and respects Canadians’ fundamental right to privacy.
He said that he strongly supports the objectives of Bill C-26, and shared the ways in which he recommends that the Bill be strengthened in order to further protect the fundamental right to privacy and address potential privacy implications while achieving the Bill’s objectives.
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