Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

Standard brief

The Canadian government enacted the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) as a privacy law to control how businesses in the private sector gather, use, and disclose personal information. Introduced in 2000 and amended in 2018, PIPEDA establishes principles for the protection of personal information and grants individuals certain rights regarding their data. It requires organizations to obtain individuals’ consent for the collection, use, and disclosure of their personal information, except in specific circumstances. PIPEDA also emphasizes accountability, transparency, and the implementation of appropriate safeguards to ensure the security of personal information. Individuals have the right to access their information, request corrections, and file complaints with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. With its comprehensive framework, PIPEDA aims to safeguard privacy and promote responsible data handling practices in the Canadian private sector.



  • Strong privacy protection
  • Consent and Control
  • Transparency in handling data
  • Individual rights
  • Cross-border data protection
  • Accountability
  • Compliance


  • Personal information
  • Purpose of data collection
  • Data privacy
  • Data deletion
  • Safeguards
  • Access and corrections
  • Compliances and enforcements

International Compliance


General Data Protection Regulation for personal data. Learn More


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Learn More


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FSSC 22000

Food Safety System Certification for food safety and quality. Learn More

Global G.A.P.

Good Agricultural Practices for quality agricultural produce. Learn More


Good Distribution Practice for pharma and food sectors. Learn More


Good Manufacturing Practice for manufacturing sectors. Learn More


Good Laboratory Practice for systematic laboratory operations. Learn More


Restriction of Hazardous Substances for products in EU. Learn More


Food safety practices and systems as per Shariah, Islamic Law. Learn More


Food safety practices as per standards of Kashrut, Jewish Law. Learn More


Central Consumer Protection Authority for the rights of consumers Learn More


Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. Learn More

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