A Human Rights-Based Approach to Data Protection in Canada
in Dubois, E. and Martin-Bariteau, F. (eds.), Citizenship in a Connected Canada: A Research and Policy Agenda, Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa Press (2020)
13 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2020 Last revised: 28 Aug 2020
Date Written: June 5, 2020
The rapidly changing digital and data landscape has placed increasing pressure on Canada’s existing data protection frameworks. Individual-oriented, consent-based mechanisms no longer seem adequate or appropriate to address the challenges posed by the ubiquitous and continuous harvesting of massive amounts of data through the Internet of Things, and its use in big data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. This paper explores the potential for a shift in paradigm — to a human rights-based approach to data and privacy.
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