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Canada Proposes New Rules to Protect Personal Information

  • Act will fine companies who breach Canadians’ privacy rights
  • Move will more closely align nation with trading partners
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New legislation to give Canadians more control over their personal information will include the steepest corporate fines among Group of Seven nations, according to the country’s industry ministry .

The proposed Consumer Privacy Protection Act establishes penalties of C$25 million ($19.4 million), or as much as 5% of global revenue, whichever is greater, for companies that breach privacy rules.