Privacy Legislation

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Privacy Legislation

In August 2020, the Ontario Government began consulting on a proposed legislative framework for the protection of privacy in Ontario’s nonprofit and private sectors. 

The paper proposes new legislation that would fill regulatory gaps left by the federal PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act), which does not cover the activities of many nonprofits and for-profit companies operating within Ontario. ONN is working with the Data Policy Coalition and the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Canada (AFP Canada) to bring the voices of nonprofits and charities to this discussion that will inform potential new legislation.

For an introduction to the privacy consultation and what it could mean for Ontario nonprofits, consider watching our webinar.


Ontario Private Sector Privacy Reform: Improving private sector privacy for Ontarians in a digital age (Ontario Government Discussion Paper, August 2020)

Joint submission to Chief Privacy Officer & Archivist of Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (October 2020)