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A Guide to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, 2018 Edition

Revised and updated with the recent cases and regulatory guidance, this guide is an essential reference on compliance with Canada's privacy law regime to help organizations in an era in which Commissioner Therrien has stated that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner will be taking a more proactive approach to enforcement.
Publication Language: English
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A new era of proactive enforcement
Revised and updated with the recent cases and regulatory guidance, this guide is an essential reference on compliance with Canada's privacy law regime to help organizations in an era in which Commissioner Therrien has stated that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner will be taking a more proactive approach to enforcement.

Part 1 of this Guide explains in detail the operative provisions of Part 1 of PIPEDA and Schedule 1 relating to personal information protection. Part 2 of this Guide explains the electronic documents provisions of Parts 2 to 6 of PIPEDA and the related Schedules.

Features

  • Clear explanation of the law and case summaries relating to:
    • Collection responsibilities for particular types of personal information
    • Forms of consent and the standard for informed consent
    • Appropriate uses of personal information
    • Application to employees of federal works, undertakings and businesses
    • When disclosure and sharing is permitted
    • Security incidents and data breach reporting requirements
    • Enforcement framework
  • Full text of the Act and the Regulations organized thematically to permit the reader to locate commentary, cases and guidance regarding a concept in one place

Highlights of the 2018 Edition

  • Privacy breaches: This edition explains what the law really covers
  • Implied consent: The Supreme Court shook things up in RBC v. Trang. This edition explains how to apply the Court's ruling
  • International data transfers: Find clear guidance on what's really permitted and what might change
  • Protecting the company: Learn how organizations can use data to protect against fraud without violating the law
  • Marketing and advertising: Find assistance on how to avoid getting in trouble
  • Europe: This edition provides concise comparisons of Canada's regime with the European Data Protection Directive (GDPR) for organizations doing business in Canada and Europe

Who Will Benefit

  • Organizations that deal with personal information, including financial institutions, professional firms, private health care providers, private educational institutions, private investigators, consumer reporting agencies and all manner of businesses that have occasion to handle personal information
  • Service providers to such organizations, including privacy, security and information management consultants and data processors
  • Compliance and privacy officers and information managers
  • Legal practitioners, including privacy lawyers, corporate and commercial lawyers, IP lawyers, health lawyers, litigators, and corporate counsel
  • Individuals who want to:
    • Ensure the protection and appropriate use of their personal information that is collected or generated in connection with the purchase of goods or services, employment or any other activity
    • Gain access to, and ensure the accuracy of, such information

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Table of contents

Table of Cases
Introduction

Part 1: Personal Information Protection
Chapter 1: Purpose, Application and Structure
Chapter 2: What is Personal Information
Chapter 3: Consent and Appropriate Purposes
Chapter 4: Exceptions to the Consent Requirement
Chapter 5: Obligations in Connection with Personal Information
Chapter 6: Enforcement

Part 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
Index