The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is Canada’s primary data protection law. Initially implemented in 2001, the law prevents businesses and organizations from collecting or disseminating Candian consumers’ data without their consent. Like many other data protection regulations around the globe, PIPEDA also gives consumers the right to access their personal information when held by a private organization.
PIPEDA holds businesses responsible for not only obtaining express consent prior to collecting consumer information but also for the ongoing protection of that information. Companies that fail to meet those obligations may be fined up to $100,000 CAD. Furthermore, as of 2018, organizations must notify the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, as well as any individuals who were potentially impacted, in the event of a data breach.
Is your business PIPEDA compliant? Find out how Ground Labs can help.
PIPEDA’s Fair Information Principles designate exactly how companies are to regard consumer data and information. Several of these principles relate to the notion of disclosure: openness, accountability, and accuracy of data are mandates that companies must concede to in order to maintain compliance.
Search for and identify 300+ types of data and file formats, including data stored in operating systems, email servers, database servers, and the cloud.
Encryption is considered by PIPEDA to be an appropriate safeguard to protect against the unauthorized access of personal data: Quickly encrypt data in batches with Enterprise Recon.
Leverage Forensic Discovery features to investigate, localize, and promptly report potential data breaches to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and to impacted individuals.
Remediate, delete or mask PII data that is no longer necessary in fulfilling the purpose for which it was collected, thereby upholding the fifth PIPEDA Fair Information Principle.
Fulfill the PIPEDA Fair Information Principle for accountability by monitoring the protection of all personal data stored internally or shared with a third party using Ground Labs technology.
Automate PIPEDA compliance scans with weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual scheduling for custom locations and data types.
Keep customers, investors, and stakeholders informed with intuitive, actionable reports.
Prepare for personal information management audits by storing and organizing compliance reports by date or other criteria in our user-friendly interface.
Organizations today need to be aware of what data they handle, where they store it and what controls they have to protect it. Ground Labs develops products that fit this requirement. The tools are easy to use yet provide incredibly valuable information that can be acted on for further analysis or remedial efforts. The applications support most popular operating systems, databases and also a number of online applications.”
As companies all around the world continue have large portions of their workforce remote, the need to keep their data safe and protected is even more critical. To help companies navigate this new reality and mitigate security risks, we are providing a 90-day complimentary version of our flagship solution—Enterprise Recon. Learn more about it here.