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
Our Privacy and Data Protection Advice Centre Experts:

CCCA Events & Resources

OBA Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law / Privacy and Access to Information Law Program

Oct. 11, 2017
Toronto Online

In today’s global market, you can no longer assume that your clients’ compliance with Canadian privacy laws is sufficient. From data storage in foreign jurisdictions to cross-border transactions, it is essential that you are up to speed on the interaction between Canadian and foreign privacy regimes to allow you to confidently advise your clients on the impacts for their business.

CBA Access to Information and Privacy Law Symposium

Oct. 27-28, 2017
Ottawa ON

Join us in Ottawa in October, where for the eighth year in a row experts in the field will guide us through the latest changes, trends, and challenges on the horizon. Learn from, and network with, some of Canada’s top lawyers and professionals from the world of ATI and privacy law.

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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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