The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is Canada’s set of privacy laws that pertain to how commercial entities manage the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. This multi-part series equips Canadian businesses with the information they need to bring their organization into compliance with the laws. The first segment, Canadian Privacy Laws: PIPEDA and its core Principles in the Cloud, introduced readers to PIPEDA and discussed various concerns that businesses may face regarding the handling of personal information.
The internet has changed the way the world views just about everything, causing the legal system to endure intense scrutiny – particularly privacy laws. As lawmakers have scrambled to keep up with the explosive growth of this technology, an increasing number of Canadian businesses are relying on the internet for the majority of their organizational needs. As they become more and more data driven, they are capitalizing on cloud technology for storage and sharing of information. Many of those that have not yet moved to the cloud are beginning conversations to move in that direction.