Privacy Rights in Canada


Most Canadians are not aware of their rights for privacy in Canada. It is by no means an easy area of law to comprehend. The best starting point is to obtain a basic understanding of the federal legislation that has been enacted in this area of law that is known as the "Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)". PIPEDA sets out ground rules for how private sector organizations may collect, use or disclose personal information in the course of commercial activities about consumers.

For any business organization that is embarking upon the creation of their own Privacy policies, it should be understood that your Privacy Charter is required to conform ot the principles outlined in the PIPEDA legislation.  As discussion of these principles are outlined in the document entitled "Fact Sheet: Privacy Rules for Saskatchewan Businesses".