CLHIA welcomes introduction of federal privacy legislation
News ReleaseRelease Date: 06/20/2022 Staff Reference: Stephen Frank
(Toronto, June 20, 2022) – Stephen Frank, President and CEO of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association issued the following statement on the federal government’s introduction of Bill C-27, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022.
“We welcome this update to Canada’s privacy laws - the first substantial change in over 20 years – and congratulate the government for the introduction of this bill.
Our industry and others have been encouraging modernization. Strong and modern privacy legislation is critical for public confidence, and to enable innovations and adaptations to technology that can better protect personal information.
We look forward to reviewing this legislation in detail and working with the government to advance changes that can promote modern and consistent privacy protections for Canadians.
We believe that finalizing and passing this legislation must be a top priority for parliamentarians when parliament resumes in the fall.”
The CLHIA is a voluntary association whose member companies account for 99 per cent of Canada's life and health insurance business. These insurers provide financial security products including life insurance, annuities (including RRSPs, RRIFs and pensions) and supplementary health insurance to over 29 million Canadians. They hold over $1 trillion in assets in Canada and employ more than 158,000 Canadians. For more information, visit www.clhia.ca.