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Canada Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act: Quick Reference - 2017 Edition
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Be Prepared. Be Protected. Understand PIPEDA with this quick reference.

Threats to privacy primarily occur due to new ways in which information is collected and used. Be prepared. Be protected. Understand this important privacy legislation. This Quick Reference explains employer requirements under the Canada Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). PIPEDA applies to organizations that collect, use or disclose personal information within a province or territory, unless that province or territory has passed a law similar to the provisions of this Act. The authors have described the overall requirements of PIPEDA, plus its real and potential impact.


  • Findings from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding its jurisdiction over foreign website developers.
  • Updates regarding recent amendments to PIPEDA, including regarding upcoming regulations on data breach notification and reporting under PIPEDA.
  • An explanation of the changes to consent requirements for business transactions and employment relationships.
  • A summary of recent Office of the Privacy Commissioner reports discussing new technological challenges to consent.
  • The inclusion of a new section regarding the tort of intrusion upon seclusion.
  • A summary of the Privacy Commissioner’s recommended best practices for human resource professionals working in federally regulated organizations.
About the Author

Jamie Knight, LL.B., practices labour and employment law as a partner with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti  LLP in the firm’s Hamilton and Toronto offices. Jamie has almost thirty-five years of experience working with his clients to improve the effectiveness of their human resources relationships.  Jamie represents employers in all aspects of dealing with their unionized and non-unionized employees. Jamie’s practice features wrongful dismissal, human rights, health and safety, privacy, labour board hearings, collective bargaining and labour arbitrations. Jamie is an author/co-author of some twenty publications – almost all in multiple editions.  He is a teacher, frequent speaker, and pro-active advocate for workplaces that work.

Jamie has been on the Board of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (“CACE”) since 2008 and is currently Past President. In 2017, Jamie was named the Canadian HR Reporter 2017 Employment Lawyer of the Year, as selected by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. In addition to a Band 1 ranking in Chambers Global and Chambers Canada, Jamie has maintained a high ranking for many years in other respected sources, including the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (in the categories of Employment Law and Labour Relations ), the Martindale-Hubbell Directory, Best Lawyers, and in Who’s Who Legal: Canada under the Management Labour and Employment practice area.

Melanie McNaught, LL.B., is a partner with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP, practising in all areas of labour and employment law. Melanie earned a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University in 1999, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria in 2002. Melanie articled at the Ontario Court of Appeal before joining the firm as an associate.