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e-3320 (Information and privacy)

Initiated by Adam Yahn from Ottawa, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Today’s cars are gathering enormous amounts of data about the vehicle and its driver, including important maintenance and repair information;
  • By 2022, 70 to 95 percent of new cars in Canada will be equipped with wireless technology that transmits this data in real time;
  • Data transmitted wirelessly goes only to the automakers, giving them full control over how it is used and who to share it with;
  • Without direct access to and control of this data, vehicle owners may face higher costs and have fewer options when it comes to who maintains and repairs their vehicles, restricting their ability to choose more affordable repair options;
  • Vehicle owners deserve the right to direct where their vehicle data goes, so they have a choice in where they repair their vehicle; and
  • The government has introduced Bill C-11, which enshrines principles including data control and consent, portability, and transparency into law.
We, the undersigned, residents and citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Protect Canadian vehicle owners by giving them access and control of the data generated from their own vehicle;
2. Pass legislation which acknowledges the importance of data ownership and portability; and
3. Take steps to ensure that data control and consent, transparency, and portability remain core principles of the federal government's data and privacy agenda.
Open for signature
May 11, 2021, at 10:03 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
July 10, 2021, at 10:03 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - James Cumming
Edmonton Centre
Conservative Caucus
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