Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

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The House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI) is a standing committee of the House of Commons of Canada. The committee was conceived during the first session of the 38th Parliament and held its first meeting in October 2004.[1]

Mandate[edit]

Work[edit]

The committee has undertaken numerous studies over the years on topics related to information sharing, national security and privacy such as Information Sharing with the United States and Privacy in Canadian Airports. The committee has also reviewed various pieces of legislation such as the Privacy Act and created corresponding reports with recommendations and amendments.[2] For example, the committee's 2016 Protecting the Privacy of Canadians: Review of the Privacy Act report included twenty eight recommendations to facilitate modernization of the act to account for legislative and technological changes that have occurred since the original Privacy Act was enacted.[3]

Membership[edit]

as of September 21, 2017

Party Member District
  Liberal Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Vice Chair Beaches—East York, ON
  Liberal Frank Baylis Pierrefonds—Dollard, QC
  Liberal Emmanuel Dubourg Bourassa, QC
  Liberal Mona Fortier Ottawa—Vanier, ON
  Liberal Wayne Long Saint John—Rothesay, NB
  Liberal Raj Saini Kitchener Centre, ON
  Liberal Joyce Murray, Parliamentary Secretary (Non-Voting Member) Vancouver Quadra, BC
  Conservative Bob Zimmer, Chair Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies, BC
  Conservative Jacques Gourde Lévis—Lotbinière, QC
  Conservative Hon. Peter Kent Thornhill, Ontario
  New Democratic Nathan Cullen, Vice-Chair Skeena—Bulkley Valley, BC

Subcommittees[edit]

  • Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure (SETH)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About - Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics". House of Commons Canada. Parliament of Canada.
  2. ^ "Work - Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics". House of Commons Canada. Parliament of Canada.
  3. ^ "PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF CANADIANS: REVIEW OF THE PRIVACY ACT". House of Commons Canada. Parliament of Canada.

Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI)