Mr. Rankin (Victoria), seconded by Mr. Chicoine (Châteauguay—Saint-Constant), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“this House decline to give third reading to Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, because it:
(a) threatens the privacy protections of Canadians by allowing for the voluntary disclosure of their personal information among organizations without the knowledge or consent of the individuals affected;
(b) fails to eliminate loopholes in privacy law that allow the backdoor sharing of personal information between Internet service providers and government agencies;
(c) fails to put in place a supervision mechanism to ensure that voluntary disclosures are made only in extreme circumstances;
(d) does not give the Privacy Commissioner of Canada adequate order-making powers to enforce compliance with privacy law; and
(e) proposes a mandatory data-breach reporting mechanism that will likely result in under-reporting of breaches.”.
Debate arose thereon.