As of January 1, 2004, Federal legislation – the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (the Act) – came into effect, applying to all businesses and companies in Canada. The Act establishes new rules for privacy. The rules recognize the rights of individuals to control the use of their personal information and impose obligations on organizations to protect personal information in a manner that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances. Under the Act, information is defined as personal information if it can be attributable to a specific individual.
We are committed to ensuring our clients’ privacy and to abide by the Ten Privacy Principles of the Act.