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SUMMARY OF PRIVACY LEGISLATION IN CANADA

Disclaimer:
The foregoing list is provided as an information service only and on as “as-is” basis without warranty of any kind. This list is updated on a quarterly basis.

Jurisdiction

PUBLIC SECTOR

PRIVATE SECTOR

General Personal Information

Health-Specific PERSONAL Information

Federal

Privacy Act (Canada)

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA")

PIPEDA

British Columbia

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (British Columbia)

Personal Information Protection Act (British Columbia)

Personal Information Protection Act (British Columbia)

 

E-Health (Personal Health Information Access & Protection of Privacy) Act

Alberta

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Alberta)

Personal Information Protection Act (Alberta)

Health Information Act (Alberta)

Saskatchewan

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Saskatchewan)

 

Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

PIPEDA

Health and Information Protection Act

Manitoba

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba)

PIPEDA

Personal Health Information Act (Manitoba)

Ontario

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Ontario)

 

Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

PIPEDA

Personal Health Information Protection Act

Quebec

Public Sector Act
(at Chapter III)

An Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector

An Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector

New Brunswick

Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act

PIPEDA

Personal Health Information Privacy and Access Act

Nova Scotia

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Nova Scotia)

 

Personal Information International Disclosure Protection Act

PIPEDA

 

Privacy Review Officer Act

 

Part XX of Municipal Government Act

PIPEDA

 

Personal Health Information Act

Newfoundland and Labrador

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act

PIPEDA

An Act to Provide the Public with Access to Information and Protection of Privacy

Personal Health Information Act (Newfoundland)

Prince Edward Island

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (No. 2)

PIPEDA

 

Health Information Act

PIPEDA

Yukon

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act

PIPEDA

 

Health Information Privacy and Management Act

PIPEDA

Northwest Territories

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act

PIPEDA

 

Health Information Act

PIPEDA

Nunavut

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act

PIPEDA

PIPEDA

Last updated on January 12, 2014.

NOTE:  Where province-specific legislation applies, PIPEDA continues to apply to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in connection with the operation of a federal work, undertaking or business in the province, as well as to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information outside the province.