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Canada’s Major Privacy Laws

In this comparative chart, you will learn about:

  • Canada’s federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA),
  • Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA),
  • British Columbia (BC)’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA),
  • Quebec Private Privacy Act, and
  • Each law’s scope, requirements, enforcement mechanisms, data controller obligations, data subject rights, and penalties for noncompliance.

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This chart is essential for individuals and organizations to ensure compliance with Canada’s evolving data privacy landscape. With various privacy laws at the federal and provincial levels, it can be challenging to keep track of the different requirements and obligations. Securiti’s Comparative Chart-Canada provides an overview of the major privacy laws in Canada, making it easier to navigate this complex regulatory environment.

The chart covers key features of each law, such as scope, consent requirements, data subject rights, data controller obligations, and enforcement mechanisms, to help you understand your privacy rights and obligations. Whether you are a consumer concerned about your personal information or a business looking to comply with Canadian privacy regulations, this chart is a valuable resource.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canada's federal data privacy law is the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). PIPEDA was enacted in 2001 and governs the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by private sector organizations operating across Canada, except for those governed by provincial privacy laws deemed to be substantially similar to PIPEDA.

Under the GDPR, any organization that processes the personal data of individuals in the EU must comply with the regulation, regardless of where the organization is based. This means that Canadian businesses and organizations that collect or process the personal data of individuals in the EU must comply with the GDPR.

Any company that handles the personal data of Canadian citizens must ensure that its Privacy Policy complies with applicable data protection regulations in Canada. A privacy policy should include the purpose of collection, collection methods and categories of data collected, how personal data will be used and disclosed, consent requirements, security safeguards, mechanisms to honor data subject rights, retention periods, and the organization’s accountability, to name a few.

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