Episode 56: Eloïse Gratton on Quebec's Plan to Overhaul its Privacy Law

October 28, 2021 00:26:15
Episode 56: Eloïse Gratton on Quebec's Plan to Overhaul its Privacy Law
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Episode 56: Eloïse Gratton on Quebec's Plan to Overhaul its Privacy Law
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Show Notes

The state of Canadian privacy law has been ongoing source of concern with many experts concluding that the law is outdated and no longer fit for purpose. This is particularly true when contrasted with rules in the European Union that feature tough penalties and new privacy rights. It would appear that the province of Quebec has concluded that the waiting has gone on long enough. The provincial government recently introduced Bill 64, which if adopted would overhaul provincial privacy laws and provide a potential model for both the federal government and the other provinces.

Eloïse Gratton is a partner at the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais in Montreal and recognized as one of Canada’s leading privacy law practitioners. She joins the podcast to break down Bill 64 and its implications for privacy enforcement, accountability and new privacy rights.

The podcast can be downloaded here and is embedded below. Subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify or the RSS feed. Updates on the podcast on Twitter at @Lawbytespod.

Show Notes:

Proposed Amendments to Quebec Privacy Law: Impact for Businesses

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