What is happening with Law 25 today?

The Law 25 on IT has become a crucial milestone in the legislative and technological landscape. Since its adoption, this law has been the driving force behind many transformations and has played a crucial role in regulating and protecting data, as well as promoting innovation and digital security.

At this stage, Law 25 has laid the foundation for a robust and secure digital infrastructure. It has established strict standards for the protection of personal data, ensuring the confidentiality and security of citizens' information. Control and monitoring mechanisms have been put in place to ensure that companies and organizations operating in the field of IT comply with these standards.

In parallel, Law 25 has also encouraged innovation and the growth of the technology industry. Incentives have been offered to companies to invest in research and development of new technologies, while ensuring that these advances are ethical and respectful of privacy. Support measures have been put in place for startups and entrepreneurs, fostering an environment conducive to the emergence of new ideas and innovative solutions.

In terms of cybersecurity, Law 25 has strengthened defenses against digital threats by imposing high standards for the protection of IT systems and networks. Preventive measures have been taken to anticipate and counter cyber attacks, ensuring the resilience and reliability of critical infrastructures.

In the field of education and training, Law 25 has promoted digital literacy and awareness of IT security issues, preparing the population to evolve in an increasingly connected and digitized world. Programs have been put in place to train a skilled and competent workforce capable of meeting the technological challenges of the 21st century.

Requirements from September 22, 2023 (Reminder): Develop a governance framework for the protection of personal information (practices governing the retention, destruction, and anonymization of personal information). Establish a process for handling complaints regarding the protection of personal information and delisting. Enhance the information provided to citizens when collecting their personal information on your company's website. For example: the name of third parties for whom the information is collected and the categories of third parties. Destroy or anonymize personal information under certain circumstances. The data subject has the right to withdraw consent for the communication or use of their personal information. Assess privacy risks in certain uses and communications of personal information. Obtain the data subject's consent before using their personal information for commercial prospecting purposes. Inform the data subject of the possibility that their personal information may be transferred outside the territory of Quebec.

In summary, Law 25 on IT continues to positively shape the technological landscape by ensuring data protection, promoting innovation, and enhancing digital security. As society evolves in an increasingly digitized world, this law remains a crucial pillar, guiding the nation towards a safer, fairer, and more prosperous digital future.