The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is the federal privacy law for private-sector organizations. It sets out the ground rules for how businesses must handle personal information in the course of commercial activity.
Explore the links below to learn about PIPEDA.
Find links to the official Act and regulations, maintained by the Department of Justice, as well as information about federal acts that relate to PIPEDA.
Learn about other federal acts and provincial laws that relate to PIPEDA.
Access guidance and tips created to help businesses handle personal information in accordance with PIPEDA.
Learn about the complaint process and the various ways the OPC can respond to privacy complaints and issues that come to its attention.
Explore reports and summaries of the OPC’s investigations into the personal information handling practices of organizations subject to PIPEDA.
Find information for complainants who want to apply for a hearing before the Federal Court.
The Application of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act to Charitable and Non-Profit Organizations
Learn why PIPEDA typically doesn’t apply to charitable and non-profit organizations.
Find an explanation of the limited application of PIPEDA with respect to municipal and provincial institutions.
Read about the OPC’s work as a party, added party or intervener in judicial proceedings.
Find information related to the OPC’s contribution to the PIPEDA review process.
Leading by Example: Key developments in the first seven years of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
Read a selection of findings from the early years of PIPEDA investigations.
Read a brief explanation of parts 2 to 5 of PIPEDA.
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