This includes among other things, independent regulators, such as my Office, with appropriate powers and resources giving them a real capacity to guide industry, hold it accountable, inform citizens and meaningfully sanction inappropriate conduct.
With that preface, it is my pleasure to present my Office’s 2016-2017 Annual Report to Parliament.
Polls consistently show that an overwhelming majority of Canadians (more than 90%) are concerned about their privacy.Speaker: I have the honour of submitting to Parliament the Annual Report of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada on the The Honourable Geoff Regan, P. Speaker: I have the honour of submitting to Parliament the Annual Report of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada on the industrial revolution, has brought important benefits to individuals, from ease of communications to greater accessibility of information, products and services that make our lives better materially and intellectually.It is and will continue to be a major contributor of economic growth. First among these concerns, undoubtedly, is the fear of losing our jobs.The development of technology, which overall is a positive thing, will not take place in a sustainable manner unless the fears of citizens are addressed with concrete and robust solutions.When we held consultations, Canadians told us that when it comes to privacy, they want better information to exercise individual control over their personal information, but they also expect better government protection, because they feel government has more knowledge and better tools to ensure privacy is protected. In my view, the solutions required to address their concerns should, of course, include better information to empower them to exercise individual control and personal autonomy. Individuals must be at the centre of privacy protection; however, stronger support mechanisms are also required.