US Companies And Canadian Privacy Law: Beware

Law360, New York (May 18, 2012, 12:47 PM EDT) -- Companies are increasingly concerned about compliance with U.S. federal and state privacy laws. If they do business across the Canadian border or receive personal information of Canadian citizens in the U.S, they should be concerned about Canadian privacy laws as well. Canada’s laws are more far-reaching than their U.S. counterparts, and may apply to non-Canadian entities.

Background on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

Canada’s privacy statutes broadly govern how personal information can be collected, maintained, used and disclosed. Relative to such laws in...
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