As of January 1, 2004, the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
applies to organizations engaged in commercial activities in Canada. The federal law even applies to commercial transactions within a province unless the province enacts private sector privacy legislation that is substantially similar to PIPEDA
. Quebec, and most recently British Columbia and Alberta, have enacted their own private sector legislation. Ontario, in respect of personal health information, has also passed new privacy legislation that comes into force November 1st, 2004. Business, charities, hospitals, consultants, and professionals need to understand what these laws mean and how they work together. You need Privacy Law in the Private Sector: An Annotation of the Legislation in Canada
to help guide you through it.
This indispensable guide to the law regulating privacy in the private sector in Canada provides the text and cross-referencing for current federal and provincial statutes and regulations that address private sector privacy, together with annotations, commentaries and case law references and summaries.
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