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What’s Included in PIPEDA?


Right to Withdraw Consent

Under PIPEDA, Canadians have the ability to withdraw consent at any time, even if they had previously consented to the collection and processing of their PII.

Fair Information Principles

Businesses must follow the 10 Fair Information Principles laid out in PIPEDA: accountability, Identifying purposes, consent, limiting collection, limiting use, disclosure and retention, accuracy, safeguards, openness, individual access, and challenging compliance.

Sensitive Information Safeguards

PIPEDA requires organizations to create protections on information deemed sensitive, such as health and financial data, ethnic and racial origins, political opinions, genetic and biometric data, an individual’s sex life or sexual orientation, and religious beliefs.

Introduction to Canada’s Privacy Law

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is Canada's federal privacy law.

PIPEDA went into effect in 2000 as a way of facilitating the use of electronic documents, and reassuring the EU that data transfers between the two territories would be adequate.

As PIPEDA was created with GDPR in mind, if your company is GDPR compliant, or getting ready to be, you'll only need minimal adjustments to comply with PIPEDA. Some regions like Alberta, British Columbia, and Quebec have their own provincial privacy laws, and are generally (but not always) exempt from following the federal privacy law.

Read on to earn how Ethyca can help you easily comply with PIPEDA.

Privacy Engineering Benefits


Deep Discovery

Fides provides discovery tools built for data engineers working in the harshest data engineering environments where performance is evertyhing. In tandem, Fides is designed for active collaboration, empowering technical and governance teams.

Privacy Intelligence

Fides is the largest open-source privacy engineering platform in the world with over 200,000 hours of privacy engineering expertise distilled into the platform, Fides is a privacy intelligence and engineering expert, so you don’t have to be.

Connectivity & Coverage

Fides is built on a unique open-source standard for middleware integrations providing connectivity and coverage to critical systems anywhere, across on-premise, cloud and hybrid environments. With Fides, you can connect to anything.

Privacy Ops

Move beyond workflow management, policies and processes to a future of dynamic, programmatic privacy operations for privacy requests, data retention, deletion, identity verification and data sharing driven by flexible global automated policies.

True Consent

Rethink consent from superficial, preference collection to a unified system of record for preference of data use and enterprise-wide consent orchestration across internal systems, data processes and third party vendors.

Future Control

Future-proof policy enforcement in the face of shifting global regulations with Fides unique open-source privacy engineering standard, you can define current or future policies and instantly apply them enterprise-wide.

Enterprise Solutions

Connectivity on-premise, cloud and hybrid environments

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