PIPEDA Compliance

PIPEDA which is known asthe Personal Information Protection Electronic Documents Act is a Canadian privacy law that governs the way organizations use the personal information of citizens of Canada for their business. PIPEDA applies to all private sector organizations and federal agencies or businesses throughout Canada. Compliance with PIPEDA which is enforced by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) ensures organizations adhere to the regulation.The regulation is designed to keep the Data Privacy Standards consistent with similar international data privacy lawslike the EU GDPR and UK GDPR. It is a regulatory framework that came into effect on 13th April 2000 and since then governs the functioning of organizations handling Personal Information. The regulation sets out provisions that facilitate the use of electronic documents outlines guidelines for organizations to adhere to protect the privacy confidentiality and integrity of personal information of Canadian citizens.

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    Our Approach to PIPEDA Compliance

    Initial kick-off
    Initial kick-off

    We sit with your team to understand your business processes and the environment to accordingly consolidate the scope.

    Scope Definition
    Scope Definition

    Our team will understand your business and help you define the scope for PIPEDA compliance.

    GAP Analysis
    GAP Analysis

    We Identify gaps in your organization’s security control, systems, and environment vis-à-vis PIPEDA requirements.

    Awareness Training Program
    Awareness Training Program

    We conduct an awareness training program to help your employees understand the PIPEDA compliance Regulation and its requirements.

    Data & Asset Classification
    Data & Asset Classification

    We identify your sensitive personal assets, classify them, and create/update the Asset inventory.

    Risk Assessment
    Risk Assessment

    Our team conducts a comprehensive Risk Assessment to identify weak areas that could be exploited and lead to an incident of the breach.

    Risk Treatment
    Risk Treatment

    Our team helps you build strategies and appropriate Risk Treatment measures to help bridge gaps and strengthen security systems. We also assist you in developing and implementing a data breach management response that can blend with your existing Incident Response Plan.

    User Training
    User Training

    Our team of experts will conduct User Training programs for all personnel covered in scope on their specific PIPEDA Compliance responsibilities. Training materials for future use shall be provided.

    Documentation Support
    Documentation Support

    We help your team develop an effective documentation process as per PIPEDA requirements.

    Policy Rollout Support
    Policy Rollout Support

    We will help you build and rollout effective policies and procedures for your organization, pertaining to PIPEDA Compliance.

    PIPEDA Compliance Audit
    PIPEDA Compliance Audit

    After a reasonable gestation period, a separate team of experts conducts a Pre-assessment of your setup and ensures all measures are implemented.

    Certification/Attestation
    Certification/Attestation

    Once all controls are confirmed to be in place, we will be issuing a legally admissible "PIPEDA Compliance" Certificate for your organization.

    Continual support
    Continual support

    If required we can extend our continual support by offering you Managed Compliance Services to help your organization stay certified.

    PIPEDA Compliance

    Why work with VISTA InfoSec?

    Vendor-neutral Company - We are a Vendor-neutral Consultancy & Advisory Service Company believing in being your true consulting / audit partner by not indulging in sales of hardware/software that might create bias.
    Strictly No Outsourcing - We value your trust in us so we do not outsource your critical assignments to another third party.
    Trusted Auditors – Our organization comprises an Audit team with experience of at least 12-15 years with relevant certifications such as CISA / CISSP, etc.
    Years of Experience – Your organization will benefit from our decade-long years of Industry experience and knowledge.
    End-to-end support – Our team will hand-hold you at every stage of the Compliance process including the design of controls and documentation as may be required.
    US Based – Audit certificate and report released for maximum market branding and acceptability of your organization.
    Cloud-based portal - We provide a secure Cloud-based portal with two-factor authentication for reporting and progress tracking.
    Robust security & risk management solution – We will provide you with a comprehensive solution, designed to meet your requirements.
    Reports detailing the analysis finding – We will provide you documents detailing the findings of the analysis and provide relevant recommendations for the same.
    Training videos and materials – We will provide you valuable training videos and materials for the ongoing training of your personnel.
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions on PIPEDA Compliance

    PIPEDA applies to private-sector organizations that collect, use, and disclose personal information for-profit, commercial activities across Commercial activity means any particular transaction, act, or conduct, or any regular course of business that is commercial and for-profit in nature.

    PIPEDA does not apply to provincially regulated organizations within the province of Quebec. It will not apply to provincially regulated organizations in Alberta or British Columbia as the privacy laws in those provinces have similar status from the Governor in Council. However, PIPEDA applies to inter-provincial and international transactions involving personal information used for commercial business activities.

    PIPEDA does not apply to organizations that do not engage in commercial, for-profit activities. So, unless the processing of personal information is commercially motivated, PIPEDA does not apply to them. Generally, apply to not-for-profit and charity groups.

    PIPEDA cost for an average-sized company starts at $8000. Pricing for PIPEDA Compliance usually depends on several factors, including the Scope of Audit, Business Applications, Technology Platforms, Number of Locations, and other additional services.

    The PIPEDA Compliance is Canada's data privacy law enforced by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC).

    PIPEDA penalties can be fined up to $10,000 or $100,000 depending on the severity of the offense. In certain circumstances, the Federal Court may order an organization to correct its privacy practices and compensate the individual for damages.

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