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This week on Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal jump back across the ocean to North America. While everyone is focused on the Chinese Personal Information Protection Law that was passed on August 20 and went into effect November 1, 2021, Quebec quietly passed Bill 64, (C-11) “An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information.” It received assent on September 22, 2021, with a majority of its provisions coming into force over the next two years.

Joining the podcast today are two experts in Canadian privacy law, Jennifer Stoddart and Constantine Karbaliotis. Jennifer was the Privacy Commissioner of Canada from 2003 to 2013 and previously served as the Chair of the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec from 2000 to 2003 and has also held positions on the Human Rights Commissions of Canada and Québec. Constantine is likewise no slacker when it comes to privacy law, having nearly 20 years experience in both the private and public sector, helping companies comply with complex privacy laws from US, Canada, and the EU.

Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of the new Quebec law, the complications you might see, the necessary steps you need to take to be compliant. In the conversation, we will also discuss some of the nuances with integrating privacy programs and how GDPR impacts Canadian activities.

This week’s episode can be heard on our website or streamed below.

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