A Guide to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, 2013 Edition

Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Format::  Softcover Book, 2
ISBN:: 9780433474005


How does personal information need to be managed and protected in the Canadian private sector?

This guide describes the federal régime of rules and best practices for the collection, use and disclosure of such information as set out in the first part of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. It also includes commentary on the second part of the Act, which provides a framework for the adoption of electronic alternatives where federal laws contemplate paper evidence to communicate or record information, to reflect the signing of a document, or to record official acts.

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Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Chapter 1: Personal Information Protection
A. Structure, Background and Purpose of the Act
B. Application of the Act
C. Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
D. Advice to an Individual About the Existence, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
E. Access to and Correction of Personal Information by the Individual
F. Other Obligations in Respect of Personal Information
G. External Complaint, Investigation, Audit and Enforcement Processes
H. Periodic Review of the Administration of the Act
Chapter 2: Electronic Documents
A. Purpose of the Act
B. Electronic Document Defined
C. Electronic Actions and Documents
D. Electronic Signatures
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
Regulations Pursuant to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act


Colin H.H. McNairn

Colin H.H. McNairn is a leading expert in the law relating to the protection of privacy. He was a partner in the law firm of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP and subsequently served as vice chair and chair of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Financial Services Tribunal. He was also the co-author, with Christopher D. Woodbury, of the first edition of Government Information: Access and Privacy (looseleaf, 1989-2008) and of the first four editions of The Annotated Ontario Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts (1993-2005).

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