Nate has helped to lead efforts to hold companies to account for failing to protect Canadians’ privacy, both through his work as vice-chair of the parliamentary privacy committee, and as part of an international committee dedicated to studying these issues.
In addition to protecting privacy, Nate’s efforts have focused on combating election interference and illegal content online, such as hate speech and harassment.
Nate traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with American Congressional counterparts and high-ranking policymakers on the subjects of major privacy breaches (Equifax) and election interference (Facebook), as well as cross-border information sharing and security concerns. Data sovereignty is a top of mind issue for Nate.
In June 2018, Nate introduced a bill to give the Privacy Commissioner of Canada stronger enforcement powers.
Locally, Nate hosted a privacy discussion and film screening at the Fox Theatre.
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