On September 25, 2015, Jennifer Stoddard will visit Norton Rose Fulbright in Montreal to discuss the proposed sweeping reforms to Quebec’s legislation governing access to information and protection of personal information in the public sector. These reforms include proactive publication of government information at all levels, including studies and statistics in health and education and statistics on members of professional orders. They also include proposals to publish anonymized personal information provided that re-identification risk is contained. The proposed reforms of the Quebec legislation align with calls for reform to federal legislation on the same topic. While Quebec is moving to reform its legislation, the concerns about federal concerns are not expected to be resolved until after the October 19, 2015 federal elections.
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