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Privacy laws Canada

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a federal privacy law that came into effect on January 1, 2004.

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a federal privacy law that came into effect on January 1, 2004. It sets standards for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by organizations engaged in commercial activities. PIPEDA applies to organizations operating in Canada, as well as organizations outside of Canada that collect, use, or disclose personal information in the course of commercial activities in Canada. Key provisions of PIPEDA include obtaining an individual’s consent for the collection, use, and disclosure of their personal information, providing individuals with access to their personal information, and safeguarding personal information through appropriate security measures. Organizations that fail to comply with PIPEDA may be subject to investigation and enforcement action by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

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The most important
privacy laws
are:

European Union ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation of the European Union (EU) that became effective on May 25, 2018.

United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

In the United States there are several privacy laws and regulations on a national, state and local level. There is not one national privacy law in the United States. Certain states, like California, introduced their own comprehensive privacy laws and other states are expected to follow.

Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a federal privacy law that came into effect on January 1, 2004.

Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

The Privacy Act 1988 is a federal privacy law that sets standards for the collection, storage, use, and disclosure of personal information by Australian government agencies and some private sector organizations.

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

The Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) is a privacy law that came into effect on May 30, 2017.

Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท

The General Data Protection Law (Lei Geral de Proteรงรฃo de Dados, or LGPD) is a privacy law that came into effect on August 16, 2020.

India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

The Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011 (also known as the IT Rules) is a privacy and data protection law in India.

China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

China has several laws and regulations that relate to privacy and data protection, including the Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China, which came into effect on June 1, 2017, and the Personal Information Protection Law, which is still in draft form.

Africa

Privacy laws vary by country, with some having comprehensive privacy legislation and others having limited provisions.

Middle East

Privacy laws vary by country, but generally, they follow Islamic principles and are based on personal privacy rights outlined in the national constitution.

Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

The privacy law in Russia is regulated by the Federal Law No. 152-FZ “On Personal Data”. It outlines the rules for collecting, processing, and storing personal data.

Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Switzerland is implementing new legislation to better protect its citizensโ€™ data. Swiss companies will have to comply with this legislation from September 1, 2023.

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