Privacy and data protection policy involves the ongoing review and development of Canada's federal private-sector regulatory framework governing the digital economy landscape and the development of legislative policy recommendations to protect Canadians in a data driven economy. The links below provide additional information on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's activities around privacy and data protection policy.
The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) sets out the ground rules for how businesses must handle personal information in the course of their commercial activity.
The Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) protects Canadians from spam and other electronic threats, while ensuring that Canadian businesses can remain competitive in the global marketplace.
For further information, see:
- the Competition Bureau
- the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
- the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Data protection policy is the responsibility of the Privacy and Data Protection Policy Directorate, which is part of the Marketplace Framework Policy Branch.