PIPEDA legislation and regulations

June 2015

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)

The complete version of PIPEDA that received Royal Assent on April 13, 2000 from the House of Commons Web site. Must be downloaded in several sections. (Print format in PDF)

We have developed a fact sheet that provides an overview of both the Privacy Act and PIPEDA.

Regulations and orders

Orders exempting substantially similar provincial legislation

Fair information principles

Schedule 1 of PIPEDA contains 10 fair information principles, which are referred to throughout the Act.

Explanations of provisions of PIPEDA

Applying paragraphs 7(3)(d.1) and 7(3)(d.2) of PIPEDA

Find guidance for organizations on disclosing personal information without knowledge or consent of the individual when conducting certain investigations or addressing fraud.

How PIPEDA applies to the creation and use of electronic documents

Read a brief explanation of parts 2 to 5 of PIPEDA.

Background documents relating to the introduction of PIPEDA

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