March 1, 2020

Consultation on Proposals for Ensuring Appropriate Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

Submission to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

ACP welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s suite of proposals for reforming the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) in a digital era involving artificial-intelligence (AI) systems. We acknowledge the work of the International Publishers’ Association Copyright Policy Working Group, whose submission to the World Intellectual Property Organization on the subject of AI informs this response. 

Responsible innovation involving AI systems must take place in a regulatory environment that respects fundamental rights, including copyright, and creates the conditions for trust in the digital economy to flourish.