Canada’s proposed online streaming bill raises privacy concerns, commissioner admits

Sep 19, 2022 | Political News

Canada’s federal privacy commissioner Philippe Dufresne told the Senate transport and communications committee that Bill C-11 (the online streaming bill) poses privacy issues. The committee is reviewing the bill, which would force streaming companies to push mainstream Canadian content.

Bill C-11 would give the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) the authority to force streaming platforms to make Canadian content more discoverable and visible.

For that to be possible, the personal information of content creators might be needed to determine if they are Canadian.