Specialist PIPEDA Compliance 

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

Came into effect on January 1, 2001.

PIPEDA safeguards Canadians’ privacy by regulating how private sector organizations collect, use, and disclose personal information. It sets rules for consent, data security, and access to personal information. It applies to many industries and promotes transparency and accountability in handling personal data, building trust between consumers and businesses

Purpose of the PIPEDA

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a Canadian law that governs how private sector organizations collect, use, and disclose personal information in commercial activities. It aims to balance the privacy rights of individuals with the needs of organizations to use personal information for business purposes. The law promotes transparency and accountability by establishing rules for obtaining consent, protecting data, and giving individuals access to their information.

New regulations

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is unique as a federal law that regulates the protection of personal information in the private sector across all Canadian provinces and territories. It sets clear rules for obtaining consent, safeguarding data, and giving individuals the right to access and correct their own information. The law recognizes the importance of electronic commerce and communications, and establishes a complaint process and enforcement mechanism to ensure compliance with its provisions.

Business with California

PIPEDA imposes legal obligations on companies doing business in Canada regarding the handling of personal information. Companies must obtain consent, collect only necessary information, and protect it with appropriate security measures. PIPEDA also grants individuals access to their information and the ability to correct inaccuracies. Non-compliance can result in fines or legal action. Companies should understand their obligations and ensure compliance with PIPEDA.

Do  you need to comply with the PIPEDA? We can help

Our industry experts help you understand the PIPEDA and provide a clear and actionable road map leading to compliance

Our team can serve as a complement to your internal staff or provide support to your existing team, ensuring the seamless integration of our services with your company’s operations.

No matter where you are in your PIPEDA compliance journey – whether you’re just beginning or seeking to evaluate your current policies and procedures – we have a selection of solutions tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Why work with PrivacyTrust

Delivering Compliance

Certified Privacy Professionals

Our team of Privacy Professionals are on hand to ensure you reach your data protection and privacy goals

Privacy Consultants

Our Privacy Consultants collaborate with our clients to assess their current compliance level, budget, and timeline, ensuring that we deliver a tailored solution that meets their specific requirements, within budget and on schedule.

long-lasting support

Staff training and data protection officers as a service are just some of the ways we support our client over the long term


Solutions Overview

GAP Analysis

PrivacyTrust is an accredited provider for the Department of Commerce, offering an IRM solution for Data Privacy Framework


PrivacyTrust offers expert support for UK & EU GDPR, including 3rd party audits, GAP Analysis, implementation services and DPOaaS


PrivacyTrust provides comprehensive support for CCPA compliance, including 3rd party audits, GAP Analysis and implementation services


PrivacyTrust provides specialized recruitment services for privacy professionals and related experts. Trust us to find the best talent for your privacy needs


PrivacyTrust offers Data Protection Officers as a Service (DPOaaS), providing expert guidance for privacy compliance


Complete a PrivcyTrust GAP analysis and implement the findings from our report and we will give you a seal you can use to demonstrate your compliance

Helping your business exceed the compliance standard.

Our team of experienced privacy attorneys & certified privacy professionals have a proven track record of delivering privacy frameworks and data privacy solutions, tailored to your business needs.