In Parliament: Speaking on the Digital Privacy Act

I spoke at Second Reading of Bill C-11 which attempts to put law around digital privacy. This is extremely important for all of us, who are constantly being mined for our personal information by governments and companies (not to mention fraudsters), but it is also extremely complex in an ever-evolving digital environment. In my speech, I raised concerns about the non-precise language in the Bill which is subject to interpretation, and also how rules meant for very large and often multinational companies might disadvantage small businesses that don't have the resources to interpret and follow all of these regulations; let alone pay the multi-million dollar fines should they inadvertently fall short of rules written for much bigger companies.

(PS - I went on a bit long and the Speaker cut me off before I quite finished all of my points! My mistake!).