Canadian Privacy Czars Stress Accountability In New Guidance

Law360, New York (April 17, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT) -- A trio of Canadian privacy regulators released joint guidance Tuesday to help companies build successful privacy management programs, departing from U.S. regulators’ recent guidance by stressing accountability over other principles such as transparency, notice and choice.

In order to successfully manage personal information and avoid regulatory scrutiny, companies should strive to demonstrate that they are taking protection of personal information seriously, in accordance with the core of Canadian privacy law, according to the guidance issued by the federal, British Columbia and Alberta privacy commissioners.

“Accountability is...
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