Oct 082013
 
 October 8, 2013  Business, Laws, Non-U.S.

Daniel G. C. Glover and Roland Hung of McCarthy Tétrault LLP write:

The Government of Manitoba recently enacted the Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act (PIPITPA) to regulate the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by the private sector in Manitoba.1The statute has not come into force, but this enactment is momentous, as it will enable Manitoba to join the ranks of Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec, which all have their own private sector privacy legislation that is “substantially similar” to the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).2 Manitoba is also the first province to move in this direction with an all-encompassing private sector law since 2004.

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