The Supreme Court of Canada recently declared that Alberta's Personal Information Privacy Act (PIPA) is in breach of s. 1 of the Charter. The Alberta legislature must now decide how to make the legislation constitutionally compliant.
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Questions to consider: What aspects of PIPA should remain unchanged, and why? What will be the positive and negative consequences of preserving these aspects as they now are. What aspects of PIPA should change, and in what way? What will be the practical effect of your proposed changes. What, if any, aspects of PIPA (Alberta), PIPA (BC), and PIPEDA ought to remain unique? What, if any, ought to use consistent language or definitions?