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Privacy Commissioner of Canada AI seeks input to address privacy concerns

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) is asking industry stakeholders to bring forward their concerns and ideas to address the privacy issues of AI in Canada.

The announcement states that they are currently engaged in legislative reform policy analysis of both federal privacy laws.

The OPC stated that they realize the challenges that AI faces and that "responsible innovations associated with the artificial intelligence system must take place in a regulatory environment that respects fundamental rights and creates conditions for trust to flourish in the digital economy" is.”

The Info-Tech Research Group states Aaron Sham, practice lead and executive advisor, Security, Risk and Compliance, Personal Information Security and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), states the need for such a request to equalize the rules Is with the complexities of the issue.

“This call for public input on protecting privacy rights under AI is a common technique used by other privacy regulators and standards bodies, in the form of crowdsourcing of concerns and variables that can be used by citizens, private industries and industry from various May help the regulator to understand approaches.

Experts, ”said Shum in an email to IT World Canada. “In its current form (PIPEDA), there will be no practical way to leverage it to enforce privacy rules in technologies like AI. Ultimately, due to the huge data input required for AI to function autonomously, and with true AI decision-making that may affect people's rights, an ethical, regulatory and operational consideration of AI to go into development Is the host.”

The OPC has asked stakeholders to submit their suggestions by March 13, 2020.

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