Legislation related to PIPEDA

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) is responsible for overseeing compliance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which sets out the rules businesses subject to the Act must follow when collecting, using and disclosing personal information.

However, some provinces have privacy legislation that has been deemed "substantially similar" to PIPEDA, which means that it is applied instead of PIPEDA in some cases. 

In addition, the introduction of new federal legislation or updates to existing acts can sometimes introduce changes to PIPEDA.

On this page, you can find information about provincial laws and key federal laws that relate to PIPEDA.

Provincial legislation deemed substantially similar to PIPEDA

Learn more about provincial private-sector privacy laws that may, in some circumstances, apply instead of PIPEDA.

Canada's anti-spam legislation

Find information on Canada’s anti-spam legislation, the OPC’s enforcement role, as well as information and guidance to help businesses meet their privacy obligations in relation to CASL.

The Digital Privacy Act and PIPEDA

Learn about key changes to PIPEDA introduced by the Digital Privacy Act.

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