What You Need to Know About PIPEDA (The Privacy Act)

Privacy is something that is often discussed in terms of personal privacy, protecting your PIN, being careful when using online services or shopping and generally protecting yourself against identity theft.

Privacy is however also important to your customers, clients and business partners so in 2004 Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) was put in place to ensure organizations to take reasonable steps to safeguard the personal information in their custody or control from such risks as unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or destruction.