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Quebec Private Privacy Act

In this infographic, you will learn about:

  • The Quebec Private Privacy Act, also known as An Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector,
  • Quebec Law 25, also known as the Act to modernize legislative provisions respecting the protection of personal information,
  • Multiple adjustments to the Quebec Privacy Act to correspond with other Canadian privacy laws and international data privacy legal frameworks,
  • Whom the law applies to, exemptions, and the scenarios PI is collected, used, or disclosed,
  • Data subject rights, key obligations for covered organizations, differences with PIPEDA, and best practices to implement the Quebec Private Privacy Act.


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As organizations, we have a responsibility to protect the personal information of our customers, employees, and partners. The Quebec Private Privacy Act aims to protect the privacy rights of individuals in Quebec and ensure that organizations take the necessary measures to protect their personal information.

The Quebec Private Privacy Act establishes the legal framework for protecting personal information in Quebec and requires organizations to collect, use, and disclose personal information in a manner that respects individuals' privacy rights and necessitates organizations to take measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Law 25 is an adoption of Bill 64 and a recent legislative update in the province of Quebec, Canada. It aims to modernize and strengthen existing privacy protections for individuals, particularly in light of the growing use of digital technologies and online platforms.

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Navigating Quebec Privacy Act (Law 25)

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Quebec was the first province in Canada to pass private-sector privacy legislation. The Quebec Private Privacy Act, An Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector, first came into effect in 1994.

Yes. All private businesses handling personal data, including health data, are covered by Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU and PIPEDA are more comparable in intent and scope than HIPAA.

Law 25 is the most recent Privacy Act of Quebec, Canada. It follows the adoption of Bill 64, which updated the regulations governing personal data protection and fundamentally altered the data storage, processing, and sharing guidelines.

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