Privacy Law in Canada

Data privacy has always been and will always be important regardless of the industry I work in, but I can’t deny there’s a different feel to it working at an eHealth startup handling what I consider to be deeply personal, and private data about the people our tools are built to help.

So I have some learning to do about my role and responsibility to our users who can be doctors and patients. Notes to follow:

Laws

  • PIPEDA : Canadian Privacy Law
  • PHIPA : Ontario Privacy Law (Supercedes federal one.)