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Canada has had municipal, provincial and federal public-sector privacy and freedom of information legislation in place for some time. Prompted by public opinion and developments in other jurisdictions such as the European Union, Canada enacted federal privacy legislation, effective January 1, 2004, known as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) to cover the private sector. Today, PIPEDA applies in all jurisdictions in Canada. As well, several provinces have enacted similar privacy legislation to govern the treatment of personal information within provincial borders.

At Cassels Brock, we help clients through the myriad of laws and regulations that may apply to them in protecting privacy in electronic data. Some clients we have assisted recently in the area of privacy law include:

We have the expertise to help clients understand their privacy obligations. Our support includes:


Bernice Karn


Marco Ciarlariello

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