Canadian privacy law

October 7, 2011 Authors: Martha A. Healey, Karen Jensen

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Privacy law in Canada is a complex system of federal and provincial legislation. Businesses in Canada must be aware that the collection, use and disclosure of personal information is regulated. Additionally, organizations subject to these laws must have policies and procedures in place to ensure the confidentiality and security of personal information, as well as the right of individuals to access that information, correct and delete it. Canadian law also requires organizations to have in place policies and procedures to address a data or security breach involving the loss of, unauthorized access to or use of, personal information. This QuickCounsel will help in-house counsel understand the complexities of Canadian privacy law and the intricacies of its practical application.

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