Privacy Policies For Your Organization
Privacy Laws: Not “One Size Fits All” Policies
While people are tempted to turn to the internet for “free” policies, this often creates risks. Privacy policies are unique to each organization. The type of information kept, how it is used, how it is stored and maintained are just some of the aspects that will very from situation to situation. Many online sources do not even meet the requirements under Canadian Law since they are produced for other jurisdictions. Since our team is so adept at drafting privacy policies, we are able to draft them for you at a low flat rate. Do not take a chance with a template that may not even save you money.
Understanding The Privacy Laws In Canada
Privacy policies are important because of the number of laws that deal with privacy rights in Canada. There are multiple privacy related statutes, both federal and provincial, that apply to organizations (both public institutions, for-profit businesses, and non-profit organizations) operating in Canada. Under federal law, the Privacy Act governs the personal information management of federal government departments, while the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) governs the private sector for federal matters and for certain provinces that have not yet passed governing legislation that is substantially similar to PIPEDA.
Alberta has private-sector legislation governing privacy matters that has been declared to be “substantially similar” to PIPEDA and thus will apply to private-sector businesses that collect, use and disclose personal information in the course of their business operations. The governing legislation in Alberta is called the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Alberta also has governing legislation for the public sector called the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).
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What Should Privacy Policies Include?
Does Kahane Law Office Draft Privacy Policies?
Yes, our corporate and business lawyers are very familiar with federal and provincial legislation dealing with privacy matters and are well equipped to ensure that your organization complies with the law. The lawyers at Kahane Law Office are knowledgeable and experienced in drafting Privacy Policies for a variety of organizations.