Earlier this week, the Canadian Federal House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics tabled its report, entitled "Privacy and Social Media in the Age of Big Data".  

The 100-page report is based upon written submissions and testimony heard from over 30 witnesses representing privacy regulatory authorities, government, academia, public interest groups, and the private sector.  The Committee also traveled to Washington to meet with US privacy experts and government officials.

The report addresses a range of topics including concerns specific to privacy and social media, children and social media, the Canadian legislative framework, and privacy-enhancing measures and best practices, as well as recommendations for government and privacy regulatory authorities.