Mondaq Canada: Privacy and Data Protection Advice Centre

The Privacy & Data Protection MAC has been produced by leading experts in the sector, with extensive domestic and international experience in all aspects related to the collection and usage of private information.

Focusing on the commercial goals of our users, the Privacy & Data Protection MAC provides an overview of the delicate privacy issues that can arise at any time.

Navigating MAC Content:

Content selection: The "Related Guides" tab, located at the top of the right hand column, is your navigation hub. Core topics break down into more detailed and specific topic areas.

Search results: After selection a collated list of results can be found in the main body of the MAC page.

Document types: Three are currently available for selection:

  • Practice guide
  • Checklist
  • Template precedents

Title selection: Click to view full content page and to print, email or forward on. Via the right hand column, navigate to "Other Guides" and where available, to relevant "Supporting Documents".

Follow up actions: The bottom section of each page presents a number of actionable options for users:

  • Contact the author
  • Download template (precedents only)
  • Email firm
  • More from this firm
  • View website
  • Meet the experts

In addition to the key search and filtering functionality, the Privacy and Data Protection MAC offers a number of other useful services, including:

  • Related articles
  • Significant recent cases
  • Useful resources, including relevant associations and sector insight
  • Upcoming events
  • Sponsor details
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Significant Recent Cases
A list of the most recent and notable Blakes cases that gives you an overview of the firm's depth of knowledge and experience.
Useful Resources
Organizations should take preventative steps prior to a breach occurring by having reasonable policies and procedural safeguards in place, and conducting necessary training.
This checklist is intended to help organizations take the appropriate steps in the event of a privacy breach and to provide guidance in assessing whether notification to affected individuals is required.
Organizations subject to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) are required to report a breach of personal information to the Commissioner.
An Act to support and promote electronic commerce by protecting personal information that is collected, used or disclosed in certain circumstances, by providing for the use of electronic means to communicate or record information or transactions and by amending the Canada Evidence Act, the Statutory Instruments Act and the Statute Revision Act.
Designed as one of the most stringent anti-spam regimes in the world, the legislation imposes important restrictions on the use of electronic messages to encourage participation in commercial activities.
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