Industry, Science and Technology – February 5, 2015

In Committee from the House of Commons

Industry, Science and Technology – February 5, 2015

Industry Minister James Moore defends the government’s Digital Privacy Act. Bill C-4 will require organizations to inform consumers if their personal information has been lost or stolen, and imposes fines of up to $100,000 for companies that fail to do so or that try to destroy records of data breaches. Other measures include giving the federal privacy commissioner more power to enforce the law and placing tight restrictions on the type of personal information companies can disclose to other organizations. Senior department officials John Knubley, Kelly Gillis and Chris Padfield also testify. (February 5, 2015)