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.
We sit with your team to understand your business processes and the environment to accordingly consolidate the scope.
Our team will understand your business and help you define the scope for PIPEDA compliance.
We Identify gaps in your organization’s security control, systems, and environment vis-à-vis PIPEDA requirements.
We conduct an awareness training program to help your employees understand the PIPEDA compliance Regulation and its requirements.
We identify your sensitive personal assets, classify them, and create/update the Asset inventory.
Our team conducts a comprehensive Risk Assessment to identify weak areas that could be exploited and lead to an incident of the breach.
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.
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.
We help your team develop an effective documentation process as per PIPEDA requirements.
We will help you build and rollout effective policies and procedures for your organization, pertaining to PIPEDA Compliance.
After a reasonable gestation period, a separate team of experts conducts a Pre-assessment of your setup and ensures all measures are implemented.
Once all controls are confirmed to be in place, we will be issuing a legally admissible "PIPEDA Compliance" Certificate for your organization.
If required we can extend our continual support by offering you Managed Compliance Services to help your organization stay certified.
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.