Canada’s Privacy Policy

Canada’s privacy policy has implications on the manner in which U.S. companies can collect, use and disclose personal information online. Private sector organizations covered by the Act must follow the 10 principles of Fair Information Practices established in Canada as a nationwide code for the protection of personal information. The Act applies not only to Canadian companies but potentially to any entity that collects personal information in Canada and/or personal information from Canadian citizens.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What categories are covered by the Canadian Privacy Act?
What are the 10 Principles of Canada’s Fair Information Practices?


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