Things to know
- Canada broadly regulates the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in the course of commercial activity.
- Canada’s privacy laws apply to organizations collecting personal information of Canadian residents, even if those organizations are located outside of Canada.
- Personal information is defined to cover “information about an identifiable individual”, regardless of whether the information is publicly available.
- Subject to exceptions, consent of the individual is required for any collection, use or disclosure of personal information.
- Even with consent, any collection, use or disclosure of personal information must meet a reasonable person test.
- Additional fair information principles reflected in Canadian privacy laws include: limiting collection, limiting use, disclosure and retention, accuracy, openness, individual access and challenging compliance.
- Canada’s data privacy regulators take an active approach to enforcement.
Things to do
- Compare your current privacy practices (including notice and consent processes) to Canadian requirements.
- Build privacy into the design of your products, services and business processes.
- Ensure that you have documented internal policies and procedures that comply with privacy commissioner “accountability” guidance, including for responding to a data breach.
Canada Company Registration
Company Formations Canada offers fast and easy company registration in Canada for non-Canadian residents and foreign companies wishing to operate and do business in Canada.
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Canada Registered agent services for foreign companies and non-Canadian residents.
Canada Nominee director services for foreign companies and non-Canadian residents.
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