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Personal Information Protection - Private Sector Privacy Legislation
On January 1, 2004, the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) came into effect. PIPA regulates the way private sector organizations collect, use, secure and disclose personal information.
PIPA ensures that organizations holding personal information handle that information responsibly. It also gives individuals control over the way their information is handled, gives individuals the right to request access to their information and to request the correction of their personal information.
- Guide to the Personal Information Protection Act (PDF 183KB)
- Implementation Tools
- Private Sector Privacy Backgrounder
- Legislation and Regulations
- Report of the Special Committee to review the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)
For more information, please contact the Knowledge and Information Services Branch.