Canadian Privacy Laws


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Office Of The Privacy Commissioner Of Canada – Privacy Topics
Topics about privacy issues and information for individuals, businesses and federal institutions.


The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
PIPEDA regulates how private-sector organizations collect, use, and disclose personal information in the pursuit of commercial activities. Provinces that have general private-sector laws deemed substantially similar to PIPEDA, are not covered by the act: Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec.

Personal Information Protection Privacy Act – PIPEDA (PDF)

PIPEDA Self-Assessment Tool (PDF)

A Guide for Businesses and Organizations – Privacy Toolkit (PDF)


Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) – Alberta, British Columbia
PIPA applies to provincial private sector organizations, businesses and, in some instances, to non-profit organizations for the protection of personal information and to provide a right of access to an individual’s own personal information.

Personal Information Protection Act – PIPA 

Securing Personal Information: A Self-Assessment Tool for Organizations (PDF)

A Guide to B.C.’s Personal Information Protection Act (PDF)


Act Respecting The Protection Of Personal Information In The Private Sector – Quebec (PDF)