Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
Thursday, Jan 24, 2008
On January 15, 2008, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) criticized Industry Canada’s comments regarding a report on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) conducted by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information and Ethics. Issues commented on by PIAC include data breach notification, children’s privacy, public safety consent, ...
Wednesday, Nov 24, 2004
This report is available in PDF format [pdf file: 0.28mb]
This report assesses the efficacy to date of the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and identifies significant gaps and grey areas in the data protection regime, from the consumer perspective.
All relevant findings of the Privacy Commissioner to the end of October 2004 ...
Sunday, Oct 20, 2002
CSA Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, CAN/CSA-Q830-96
Comments of Philippa Lawson, Public Interest Advocacy Centre
It has now been six years since the introduction of the CSA Model Code for Data Protection. A number of organizations have modeled their own privacy codes and policies on this standard, and businesses across the country have ...
Friday, Oct 19, 2001
PIAC's position on the process of determining whether provincial privacy legislation is substantially similar to the Personal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
Richard Simpson, Director General
Electronic Commerce Branch, Industry Canada
Re: Process for determination of “Substantially Similar” provincial provisions to the Personal Information ...
Thursday, Jul 20, 2000
The Honourable Anne McLellan P.C., M.P.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
284 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8
Dear Minister McLellan,
We are writing to applaud your recent commitment to review the federal Privacy Act, and urge you to ensure that the review is a thorough one.
Like many Canadians, we were dismayed to find out that Human Resources Development Canada ...
Tuesday, Nov 30, 1999
Article for “Community Law Matters”
by Philippa Lawson, Counsel, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Ottawa
It may have taken a desire to position Canada in the forefront of global electronic commerce, but the federal government should nevertheless be congratulated for finally moving to protect Canadians' personal information from unauthorized commercial use. Bill C-54, the ...
Tuesday, Feb 23, 1999
Address to the Riley Conference on Privacy and Bill C-54 by Philippa Lawson (February 1999)
Address to Riley Conference on Privacy and Bill C-54 Privacy in Canada: A Public Interest Perspective
It's been said that privacy is the civil liberties issue of our era. We used to take it for granted, but all that has changed with computers. As David Flaherty said, our technocratic societies can ...