A new Conservative government would take measures to safeguard Canadians’ personal data online.
Increasingly, parts of our lives, important interactions and transactions are moved online. Paying your monthly bills, transferring money between accounts, making large purchases, and investing is all done with the click of a button or the tap of a device. It is vital, that the government adopt new policies and keep up with technology to make sure that Canadians – their money and their personal information – is protected.
A Conservative government would take a three-pronged approach to this issue: sensible regulation, standards and education to ensure that consumers can make informed decisions, and strong oversight at the highest levels of government.
- We will ensure that plain language use agreements are put in place so that companies collecting electronic data must receive informed consent from Canadians.
- We will apply regulatory standards for the ethical and secure use of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things and create the Canada Cyber Safe brand to ensure that consumers know when products have met rigorous security standards.
- An expert committee with industry leaders will define binding cyber security standards for critical infrastructure sectors and penalties for non-compliance.