Manitoba’s Private Sector Privacy Law – Similar To Alberta’s Law, But Important Differences Exist

Michael G. Fekete of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP writes:

On September 13, 2013, Manitoba joined Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta by enacting provincial private sector privacy legislation.

Once it comes into force, Manitoba’s Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act (PIPITPA) will govern the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, including that of employees, by organizations in the private sector.

The Manitoba legislation has been modelled closely after the Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) in Alberta; however, meaningful differences exist. The most significant differences are summarized below.

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