A major overhaul of Québec's privacy regime is on the horizon with the passage of Bill 64 and these changes will have significant consequences for companies doing business in Québec or that handle the personal information of Québec residents.
On September 22, 2021, the Quebec National Assembly adopted and sanctioned Bill 64, the Act to Modernize Legislative Provisions respecting the Protection of Personal Information ("Bill 64"). Bill 64 introduces sweeping reformation to Quebec's Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector (the "Private Sector Act"). This reform will require systematic changes to important business practices, backed up by severe penalties of up to 8% of annual revenues or $50 million for repeat offenders.
To help you navigate and begin preparing for the coming into force of this major reform, McCarthy Tétrault's multidisciplinary Cyber/Data team will be hosting a bilingual webinar series in English on November 22 and French on November 30, where they will look at the bill from different perspectives to help you understand the implications and your obligations surrounding Bill 64, including privacy impact assessments, breach notification requirements, incident logging, data portability, and automated decision making.
We have also launched our bilingual Bill 64 Blog Series to help you stay on top of the most recent developments in this dynamic and evolving space. Be sure to bookmark this page for the latest.
Note: All instructions and information on how to access the webinar will be forwarded a few days before the event.
This program qualifies for up to 1.5 hours of CPD credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia and Ontario.
Barreau du Québec Continuing Education: This program contains up to 1.5 hours of content. For more information regarding the declaration and recognition of educational activities, please contact the Barreau du Québec.
Monday, November 22, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (ET)
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (MT)
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PT)