PIPEDA interpretation bulletins

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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) conducts investigations into the information handling practices of businesses subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) conducts investigations and tries to resolve privacy complaints against organizations. In an effort to summarize the general principles that have emerged, over time, from court decisions and the OPC’s findings under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), we issue Interpretation Bulletins on certain key concepts. These Interpretation Bulletins are not binding legal interpretations, but rather, they are intended as a guide for compliance with PIPEDA.

 

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Commercial Activity

Interpretation of court decisions and findings related to 'Commercial Activity' and PIPEDA. Interpretations give guidance and are not legally binding.

Interpretation

Form of Consent

Read how the concept of “consent” in PIPEDA has been interpreted by the OPC and the courts.

Interpretation

Publicly Available Information

Interpretation of court decisions and findings related to 'Publicly Available Information' and PIPEDA. Interpretations give guidance and are not legally binding.

Interpretation

Openness

Interpretation of court decisions and findings related to 'Openness' and PIPEDA. Interpretations give guidance and are not legally binding.

Interpretation

Safeguards

Interpretation of court decisions and findings related to 'Safeguards' and PIPEDA. Interpretations give guidance and are not legally binding.

Interpretation

Personal Information

Interpretation of court decisions and findings related to 'Personal Information' and PIPEDA. Interpretations give guidance and are not legally binding.

Interpretation

Access to Personal Information

Interpretation of court decisions and findings related to 'Access to Personal Information' and PIPEDA. Interpretations give guidance and are not legally binding.

Interpretation

Accuracy

Interpretation of court decisions and findings related to 'Accuracy' and PIPEDA. Interpretations give guidance and are not legally binding.

Interpretation

Accountability

Interpretation of court decisions and findings related to 'Accountability' and PIPEDA. Interpretations give guidance and are not legally binding.

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