Canada has enacted generally applicable privacy laws that govern most private sector activities. Each province and the federal government also have privacy and freedom of information legislation that governs government institutions. While we will not go into detail about those public sector laws, they can impact business when providing goods and services to the public sector.

FEDERAL LEGISLATION -

Federal privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) governs privacy generally. At its core, the legislation codifies the following 10 principles which must be adhered to by any entity that deals with personal information.

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Topics:  Canada, International Labor Laws, Jurisdiction, PIPEDA, Privacy Laws

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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