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Canada: Watch out, GDPR – Canada proposes strict new privacy law framework backed by significant fines

Canada: Watch out, GDPR – Canada proposes strict new privacy law framework backed by significant fines

Arlan W. Gates

Arlan W. Gates

August 31, 2021 12:54 PM

By ARLAN GATES, THEO LING and KARINA KUDINOVA

December 24, 2020

In November 2020, Canada introduced new federal privacy legislation that, if adopted, will create one of the strictest data protection regimes in the world, accompanied by some of the most severe financial penalties, rivalling the standards in Europe and California. Companies with a connection to Canada will need to build the new federal law, and applicable provincial laws, into their global compliance strategy.

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