Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Authoritative Source Content

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The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) was passed within Canada to promote electronic commerce and protect personal information in electronic format. The Act provides citizens with the right to privacy and outlines specific restrictions and requirements for the collection, use and dissemination of personal information. The act received Royal Assent on April 30, 2000. The principles laid out in this regulatory application are the principles set out in Schedule 1 of the Act embodying the basic tenets and requirements of the Act.



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Mappings for the PIPEDA to the RSA Archer Control Standard Library are available in the authoritative source content pack.


Content Source

The source of this content comes from the Government of Canada Justice Laws website.


Licensing Restrictions

The PIPEDA authoritative source content is available with the use of the RSA Archer Policy Program Management, RSA Archer Controls Monitoring Program Management, and/or RSA Archer Authorization and Assessment use cases. No additional license is required.


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