Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications

Data Breach Notification and Reporting Regulations

Miscellaneous Amendments Regulation Repealing the Telecommunications Apparatus Regulations (TARs)

Amendments to the Radiocommunication Regulations


Regulatory Initiative: Data Breach Notification and Reporting Regulations

Description of objective:

The proposed regulations are to provide specification on legislative requirements under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) for reporting serious data security breaches to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and for notifying individuals whose personal information has been affected.

Indication of business impacts:

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation:

  • Interested stakeholders will have the opportunity to comment when the proposed regulations are pre-published in Canada Gazette, Part 1 (estimated Spring 2017), for a 30 day consultation period.
  • Following that, the final amendments should be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II in Fall 2017.

Departmental contact:

Charles Taillefer
Director, Privacy and Data Protection Policy, Digital Policy Branch
(343) 291-3796
charles.taillefer@canada.ca


For more information:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.


Regulatory Initiative: Miscellaneous Amendments Regulation Repealing the Telecommunications Apparatus Regulations (TARs)

Description of objective:

Following the recent coming into force of amendments to the Telecommunications Act, the Telecommunications Apparatus Regulations (TARs) were rendered obsolete. The purpose of the TARs was to exempt telecommunications equipment from the requirement to obtain a Technical Acceptance Certificate, a requirement that was entirely removed from the Act as part of Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2. This initiative can be done under the Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations process.

Indication of business impacts:

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation:

As a Miscellaneous Amendments Regulation, there is no requirement to pre-publish in Part I of the Canada Gazette. This is a low-impact regulatory amendment and as such public consultation will not be required.

Departmental contact:

Philip Fleming, Director, Spectrum Regulatory Policy
604-666-1415
philip.fleming@canada.ca


For more information:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.


Regulatory Initiative: Amendments to the Radiocommunication Regulations

Description of objective:

Section 15 of the Radiocommunication Regulations exempts users of radio apparatus that meet equipment standards established by the Minister of Industry from requiring a radio licence. The section includes a static reference to the Licence‑exempt Radio Apparatus Standards List (housed on the Department website), a list of equipment standards and specifications that if met, exempt users of said equipment from requiring a radio licence. The reference under section 15 must be amended from time to time to reflect updates made to the items included on the Licence‑exempt Radio Apparatus Standards List to ensure the Regulations remain current. This reference was last updated in October 2013.

Indication of business impacts:

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation:

This is a low‑impact regulatory amendment, as such public consultation will not be required and ISED will recommend foregoing pre‑publication in Part I of the Canada Gazette.

Departmental contact:

Philip Fleming, Director, Spectrum Regulatory Policy
604-666-1415
philip.fleming@canada.ca


For more information:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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