The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) has announced it will now be accepting comments related to its consultation on transborder data flows until Friday, June 28, 2019.
The discussion document, which was released on April 9, 2019 (see our blog post here, and our blog post about the OPC’s supplemental consultation paper here) reflected a reversal in the OPC’s twenty-year-old policy position on transborder data flows under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA“).
The OPC has indicated that it intends to provide guidance on disclosures for processing and related consent and accountability requirements.
In a move which may give some comfort to organizations which were surprised by the proposed reversal of the OPC’s position, the OPC further advised organizations that “[w]e are currently consulting and do not expect organizations to change their practices at this time.”
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