CCT206 Privacy Notes on Readings.docx

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Communication, Culture and Technology
Anthony Wensley

CCT206 Privacy Notes on Readings 3/6/2013 11:32:00 AM Privacy is the right of individuals to determine for themselves qhen , how and to what extent information about them is communicated to others. 1) The Privacy Act- PIPEDA and Small Business PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act) - As of January 1, 2004, All businesses in Canada must comply with PIPEDA.  The act specifies the way business can collect, handle and use personal information, which PIPEDA defines as “any factual or subjective information, recorded or not, about an identifiable individual”  Canadian businesses have to get an individual’s consent when they collect, use or disclose that individual’s personal info.  A business can only collect personal info for a stated purpose and can only use the info collected for the stated purpose  Consent has to be obtained again if the individual wants to use the info for another purpose  Individuals have the right to access their personal info and correct it anytime if necessary - Schedule 1 of PIPEDA  lays out 10 principles that all businesses must follow to comply with the privacy act  include accountability, identifying purposes, consent , limiting collection, use, disclosure and retention, safeguards and individual access  raise some issues of compliance that all small businesses should be aware of Example- PIPEDA principle of consent  An individual must always obtain an individual’s permission to collect whatever personal info  PIPEDA defines consent as “voluntary agreement with whatever is being done or proposed”  Consent may be express or implied  Also states that you must inform the individual in a meaningful way of the purpose for the collection use  You must obtain the individual’s consent again when use data as a new purpose - This means all businesses are going to have to re
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