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Canada PIPEDA Compliance Solution

Get PIPEDA compliant with the most comprehensive PrivacyOps platform

Last Updated on November 14, 2023

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On April 13, 2000, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) received Royal Assent. It came into force in stages, beginning on January 1, 2001. PIPEDA came fully into effect on January 1, 2004. The legislation applies to organizations that collect, use or disclose personal information in the course of commercial activities.

PIPEDA was enacted to reduce consumer concerns about the privacy of their personal data. It was also a way of allowing Canada’s business community to compete in the global digital economy.

The solution enables organizations to comply with the PIPEDA regulations through AI-driven PI data discovery, DSR automation, documented accountability, enhanced visibility into data processing activities, and AI-driven process automation.

Canada PIPEDA Compliance Solution supports enterprises in their journey toward compliance with the PIPEDA Privacy Act through automation, enhanced data visibility, and identity linking.

See how our comprehensive PrivacyOps platform helps you comply with various sections of the PIPEDA Act.


Customize a data subject rights request portal for seamless customer care

Create customized web forms according to your brand image with the DSR request format and accept verified data subject rights requests. Automate the initiation of fulfillment workflows when verified requests are received.

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dsr handling

Automate data subject access request handling

PIPEDA Section: 8(1), 8(2), 8(4), 8(5)

Schedule 1: Clause 4.9 (Principle 9)

Data subjects need to be notified about their data privacy rights and organizations are required to simplify the initiation of verified DSR requests. The automation of the delivery and generation of secure data access reports will greatly reduce the risk of compliance violations and reduce the workforce required to comply with all the requests.

Secure fulfillment of data access

PIPEDA Sections: 8(3), 8(6), 8(7), 9

Schedule 1: Clause 4.9 (Principle 9)

Disclosure of information to the data subjects within a limited time frame of receiving a verifiable data request is a must for any organization looking to comply. This will be free of charge and delivered through a secure, centralized portal.

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data rectify request

Automate processing of rectification requests

PIPEDA Schedule 1: Clauses 4.6 (Principle 6) and 4.9 (Principle 9)

With the help of automated data subject verification workflows across all appearances of a subject’s personal data, you can seamlessly fulfill all data rectification requests.

Automate erasure requests

PIPEDA Schedule 1: Clauses 4.6 (Principle 6) and 4.9 (Principle 9)

Fulfill data subject’s’ erasure requests, swiftly, through automated and flexible workflows.

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personal data monitoring tracking

Continuous monitoring and tracking

PIPEDA Schedule 1: Clauses 4.1 (Principle 2), 4.2 (Principle 2), and 4.5 (Principle 5)

Keep track of risks involved by continuously scanning and monitoring data against non-compliance to subject rights, security controls, or data residency.

Automate People Data Graph

PIPEDA Section 10.3

Discover personal information stored across all your internal and external systems within the organization and link them back to a unique data subject. Also, visualize personal data sprawl and identify compliance risks.

personal information data linking
PIPEDA Cookie Consent Compliance

Meet cookie compliance

PIPEDA Schedule 1: Clause 4.3 (Principle 3)

Automatically scan the web properties within your organization, categorizing tags, and cookies. Also, build customizable cookie banners, collect consent, and provide a preference center.

Monitor and track consent

PIPEDA Sections 6.1, 7

Schedule 1: Clause 4.3 (Principle 3)

Track consent revocation of data subjects to prevent the transfer or processing of data without their consent. Seamlessly demonstrate consent compliance to regulators and data subjects.

Universal Consent Management
Canada PIPEDA Readiness Assessment

Assess PIPEDA readiness

PIPEDA Sections: 5, 18

Schedule 1: Clauses 4.1 (Principle 1), 4.7 (Principle 7), 4.8 (Principle 8) and 4.10 (Principle 10)

With the help of our multi-regulation, collaborative, readiness, and privacy impact assessment system, you can gauge your organization's posture against PIPEDA requirements, identify the gaps, and address the risks. Seamlessly being able to expand assessment capabilities across your vendor ecosystem to maintain compliance against PIPEDA requirements.

Map data flows

PIPEDA Section 10.3

Track data flows in your organizations, trace this data, catalog, transfer, and document business process flows internally and to service providers or third parties.

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Vendor Risk Management With Securiti

Manage vendor risk

PIPEDA Schedule 1: Clause 4.1 (Principle 1)

Keep track of privacy and security readiness for all your service providers from a single interface. Collaborate instantly with vendors, automate data requests and deletions, and manage all vendor contracts and compliance documents.

Breach Response Notification

PIPEDA Section 10

Automates compliance actions and breach notifications to concerned stakeholders in relation to security incidents by leveraging a knowledge database on security incident diagnosis and response.

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Key data subject rights encoded within PIPEDA

Data subjects have the right to know whether an entity has collected data about them, what data has been collected about them, how that data is being processed, and with whom it has been shared with.

Data subjects have the right to make requests to ensure accuracy of their personal information.

Data cannot be processed without obtaining explicit consent from the data subject.

Data Subjects have the right to object to certain forms of processing, including processing relating to direct marketing communications.

Data Subjects have the right to be notified when their personal information is being collected.

Quick facts about PIPEDA


PIPEDA went into full effect on
1st January, 2004.



PIPEDA requiring a review of the legislation every five years as per a provision in the law to ensure that the legislation is operating as it should.


The implementation of PIPEDA occurred in three stages, starting 2001 all the way up to 2004.


Any organization that collects or stores a consumer's personal information in the course of commercial activity is required to comply with PIPEDA regulation.

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