PIPEDA legislation and regulations
The complete version of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) last amended on June 23, 2015 as posted on the Department of Justice Canada Web site. (bilingual version of the Act in PDF format)
We have developed a fact sheet that provides an overview of both the Privacy Act and PIPEDA.
Regulations and orders
- Regulations Specifying Investigative Bodies (SOR/2001-6)
- Regulations Specifying Publicly Available Information (SOR/2001-7)
- Order Binding Certain Agents of Her Majesty for the Purposes of Part 1 of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (SOR/2001-8)
- Electronic Alternatives Regulations for the Purposes of the Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act (SOR/2004-308)
- Secure Electronic Signature Regulations (SOR/2005-30)
- Electronic Alternatives Regulations for the Purposes of Subsection 254(1) of the Canada Labour Code (SOR/2008-115)
Orders exempting substantially similar provincial legislation
- Process for the Determination of "Substantially Similar" Provincial Legislation by the Governor in Councilin Canada Gazette Vol. 136, No. 31 – August 3, 2002 (at page 2385)
- Organizations in the Province of Quebec Exemption Order (SOR/2003-374)
- Organizations in the Province of Alberta Exemption Order (SOR/2004-219)
- Organizations in the Province of British Columbia Exemption Order (SOR/2004-220)
- Health Information Custodians in the Province of Ontario Exemption Order (SOR/2005-399)
- Personal Health Information Custodians in New Brunswick Exemption Order (SOR/2011-265)
- Personal Health Information Custodians in Newfoundland and Labrador Exemption Order (SI/2012-72)
- Personal Health Information Custodians in Nova Scotia Exemption Order (SOR/2016-62)
Fair information principles
Schedule 1 of PIPEDA contains 10 fair information principles, which are referred to throughout the Act.
Explanations of provisions of PIPEDA
Find guidance for organizations on disclosing personal information without knowledge or consent of the individual when conducting certain investigations or addressing fraud.
Read a brief explanation of parts 2 to 5 of PIPEDA.
Background documents relating to the introduction of PIPEDA
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