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Obtaining meaningful consent infographic

This infographic helps businesses that are subject to PIPEDA understand their obligations for obtaining meaningful consent. This infographic complements the Guidelines for obtaining meaningful consent.

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Obtaining meaningful consent

  • Make privacy information readily available.
  • Bring particular attention to four key elements:
    • What personal information is being collected?
    • With whom will it be shared?
    • For what purposes is it being collected, used or disclosed?
    • What, if any, are the risks of harm and other consequences?
  • Provide a clear choice for any collection, use or disclosure of personal information not necessary for the product or service to function.
  • Ensure consent processes are user-friendly and understandable.

Tips for ensuring consent is meaningful

Organizations must generally obtain meaningful consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information.

  • Obtain consent when making significant changes to privacy practices, including uses for new purposes or disclosures to new third parties.
  • Only collect, use or disclose personal information for purposes a reasonable person would consider appropriate.
  • Allow individuals to withdraw consent.

Read our complete guidance: Guidelines for obtaining meaningful consent

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