Privacy regulations around the world

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Within the next 5 to 10 years over 80% of the countries worldwide will have adopted some form of privacy regulations. On our website we always strive to provide you with up to date information whenever a new regulation is being announced or comes in to affect. We try to keep the list below up to date. 

Quebec Law 25

On September 22, 2023, Quebec’s Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector, also known as Law 25, will enforce its second set of amendments, marking a pivotal shift in the privacy landscape of Quebec. Non-compliance with these provisions may lead to hefty monetary penalties.

Previously, the initial set of changes from Law 25 were implemented on September 22, 2022, mandating organizations in Quebec to appoint a person in charge of personal information protection and adhere to several other stipulations such as reporting confidentiality incidents and notifying the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec (CAI) on various matters.

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Organizations are now required to inform individuals of any technology used for data collection that enables the identification, location, or profiling of individuals, including through non-essential cookies. Cookie consent tools should be implemented, and such tracking technologies should be disabled by default. Clear and concise privacy policies must be published on websites, explaining these technologies and their uses.

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