Canada Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act: Quick Reference - 2020 Edition

Jamie Knight; Melanie McNaught

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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.

New in this edition

  • Updates and expanded coverage of recent case law
  • Review of added mandatory breach notification provisions coming into force on November 1, 2018
  • A summary of the recent Privacy Commission guideline, which addresses meaningful consent and how to obtain it
  • A discussion on the “reasonableness” requirement under section 5(3) of PIPEDA
  • A summary of the recent Privacy Commission guideline which addresses section 5(3) and “no-go zones”
  • An overview of the new Court recognized tort of “public disclosure of private facts”

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Labor and Employment Law


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