September 16, 2020 - Private Sector

Operational Challenges Posed by Quebec’s Proposed Privacy Law Reform: A comparison of Bill 64’s stringent, prescriptive and unique requirements with the GDPR

On June 12, 2020,  the Quebec government tabled Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, which includes significant proposed amendments to An Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector.

Many of the new requirements and individual rights proposed in Bill 64 are similar to those within the GDPR. However, in many instances the requirements and other provisions under Bill 64 are more stringent, prescriptive or otherwise distinct from the requirements set out under the GDPR and are unique to the Province of Quebec.

AccessPrivacy has prepared two documents explaining the key differences between Bill 64 and the GDPR:

  • a Summary Table that provides a summary of the key differences between Bill 64 and the GDPR and identifies anticipated impacts of these distinctions (French version here); and
  • Comparison of Key Elements Table that provides a detailed description of the manner in which Bill 64’s provisions are more stringent, prescriptive or otherwise distinct from the GDPR (French version here).

Adam Kardash will be discussing this comparative analysis on our next monthly call.