PIPEDA Amendments Re-Introduced

Mandatory Reporting of Breaches and Enhanced Consent Requirements

On September 29, 2011, the government reintroduced amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act which were first tabled in the last Parliament but ended up dying on the Order Paper when Parliament was prorogued. It is to be expected that the amendments will face little opposition and they could well be in force by the end of the year.

The amendments provide for significant changes to PIPDEDA, some of which update the legislation and bring it in to line with its provincial counterparts, and others which will require businesses to review, and perhaps revamp, their privacy policies and procedures.

For a review of the more significant amendments, click here.