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Personal Information Protection And Electronic Documents Act Of 2000

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) of 2000

Definition

A Canadian law that sets out ground rules as of January 1, 2001, for how private sector organizations may collect, use, or disclose personal information in the course of commercial activities. The law gives individuals the right to see and ask for corrections to information an organization may have collected about them. The Act applies to personal information about customers or employees, including personal health information, that is collected, used, or disclosed by the federally regulated sector in the course of commercial activities.

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