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Stricter privacy requirements coming soon for Quebec businesses

September 28, 2021

Significant changes were made to Quebec privacy law on September 21, 2021, when data privacy reform Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, was adopted by the Québec National Assembly.

The new legislation contains significant new compliance requirements expected to affect retail. These include rules related to privacy impact assessments, outsourcing, cross-border transfers, data portability, consent, transparency and automated processing. It also includes a strengthened enforcement framework and high financial penalties. 

RCC will be sharing more detail on our Privacy and Data webpage and exploring the new Quebec law at our members-only RCC Privacy Committee meeting in the near future. Opinions from BLG and PwC on key changes and transition time periods (1-3 years depending on requirements) are already available online.

For questions or more information contact

Kate Skipton
Senior Policy Analyst, Government Relations
416 467-3744