Excerpted from theglobeandmail.com, by Susan Krashinsky Robertson

New privacy regulations coming into force in Europe next year are calling into question whether Canada’s approach to privacy is keeping up with its global peers.

Industry observers are suggesting that if Canada does not continue to modernize its approach to privacy, it could face roadblocks in maintaining its status as an adequately protected jurisdiction – a status that allows for more fluid trade with the European market.

In May, 2018, Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force, and will impose sweeping changes on how privacy is protected in the European Union.

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