The House of Commons could debate the Conservative government’s bill to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) as early as this week. Bill C-12, formally called the Safeguarding Canadians' Personal Information Act, was scheduled to come up for debate Wednesday, according to the House of Commons projected order of business. It was not debated Wednesday, but is expected to come up for debate in the days to come. Introduced in September 2011, the bill proposes to amend PIPEDA to enhance the privacy of individuals during commercial transactions. Among the amendments are those requiring organizations to report to the federal privacy commissioner when a customer’s personal information is breached and to notify individuals in cases where the breach could compromise their safety, reputation, or identity security. In January, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) released a report that said the proposed amendments would leave private organizations with “excessive discretion” in deciding when to report data breaches that could impact consumers.