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Comment: Canada's data protection, AI legislation should elevate privacy to fundamental right, new commissioner tells Parliament

By Mike Swift
  • 08 Jun 2023 20:53
  • 08 Jun 2023 21:38
Privacy should be a fundamental right in Canada, the nation’s new privacy commissioner has argued repeatedly this year as he lobbies lawmakers to build that quasi-constitutional protection into their slow-moving overhaul of the country’s two-decade-old commercial privacy law.
In a series of speeches this year and in a recent written

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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