This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses how, on July 1, 1983, Canada’s Privacy Act was introduced to regulate how federal government institutions managed personal information.
On April 13, 2000, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA) was introduced to promote e-commerce through protection of personal information in both public and private sectors. Richard J. Bortnick and Pamela Pengelley at Cozen O’Connor explain PIPEDA in detail, providing information on its restrictions and specifics. With the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect soon, understanding PIPEDA’s policies is important if planning on engaging in e-commerce. You can read the full article here.