|OVERVIEW||The Personal Information Protection Act governs the use and disclosure of personal information by private organizations.|
|GENERAL PRIVACY LAWS||Personal Information Protection Act|
|PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION LAWS AND REGULATIONS||
Personal Information Protection Act (2004) has been deemed to be “substantially similar” to PIPEDA.
|TYPE OF DATA PROTECTED||Personal Information.|
|WORKPLACE PRIVACY LAWS||Personal Information Protection Act provides employees with privacy rights.|
|FINES AND SANCTIONS||A violation of the Act is considered a tort and an individual who sustains damages as a result of a violation may pursue damages from the individual. A violation can also be a crime under the act.|
|OTHER PRIVACY LAWS AND REGULATIONS||