A Guide to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, 2016 Edition
Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Post Bill S-4 – A new era for management and protection of personal information
With the passage of Bill S-4 on June 18, 2015, Canada enters into a new era of management and protection of personal information. This timely guide explains the amendments from Bill S-4 to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and advises on best practices, under the new regime, for the collection, use and disclosure of information.
Part 1 of this Guide explains in detail the operative provisions of Part 1 of PIPEDA and Schedule 1 relating to personal information protection. Part 2 of this Guide explains the electronic documents provisions of Parts 2 to 6 of PIPEDA and the related Schedules.
- Clear explanation of the law and case summaries relating to:
- Collection responsibilities for particular types of personal information
- Forms of consent and the standard for informed consent
- Appropriate users of personal information
- Application to employees of federal works undertaking and businesses disclosure and sharing when it is permitted
- Enforcement framework
- Full text of the Act and the Regulations organized thematically to permit the reader to locate information regarding a concept in one place
Who Will Benefit
Table of Contents
- Organizations that deal with personal information, including financial institutions, professional firms, private health care providers, private educational institutions, private investigators, consumer reporting agencies and all manner of businesses that have occasion to handle personal information
- Service providers to such organizations, including privacy, security and information management consultants and data processors
- Compliance and privacy officers and information managers
- Legal practitioners, including privacy lawyers, corporate and commercial lawyers, IP lawyers, health lawyers, litigators, and corporate counsel
- Individuals who want to:
- Ensure the protection and appropriate use of their personal information that is collected or generated in connection with the purchase of goods or services, employment or any other activity
- Gain access to, and ensure the accuracy of, such information
Table of Cases
IntroductionPart 1: Personal Information Protection
Chapter 1: Purpose, Application and Structure
Chapter 2: What is Personal Information
Chapter 3: Consent and Appropriate Purposes
Chapter 4: Exceptions to the Consent Requirement
Chapter 5: Obligations in Connection with Personal Information
Chapter 6: EnforcementPart 2: Electronic Documents
A. Purpose of the Act
B. Electronic Document Defined
C. Electronic Actions and Documents
D. Electronic SignaturesPersonal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
Regulations Pursuant to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
Timothy M. Banks
Timothy M. Banks is Partner at Dentons Canada LLP and the Canadian leader of the firm's global Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. He is also the Privacy Officer for the Canadian region of the firm. He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and holds the CIPP/C and CIPM designations issued by that association. Tim provides practical compliance advice and risk management assessments relating to Canadian federal and provincial privacy legislation and is frequently called upon by industry publications and associations to comment on developments in privacy laws. He is listed as a leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2015. He is also the author of numerous precedents and practice notes for Lexis Practice Advisor.
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