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Artificial Intelligence (AI) poses serious risks to privacy and human rights.

The Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA) is one of Canada’s first attempts at regulating AI.

However, in its current form, AIDA is a disaster for privacy and human rights, and the hasty, confusing and rushed Parliamentary process around its review is a disaster for democracy and Reconciliation.

On April 25, 2024, CCLA joined a call from 60 leading civil society organizations, corporations, experts and academics to the Innovation, Science and Industry Minister, calling for AIDA to be withdrawn from Bill C-27 and given a full public consultation.

The joint open letter is here.

The joint press release is here.

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The CCLA is an independent, non-profit organization with supporters from across the country. Founded in 1964, the CCLA is a national human rights organization committed to defending the rights, dignity, safety, and freedoms of all people in Canada.

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