Friday, January 02, 2004

Quebec expected to challenge PIPEDA's constitutionality.

According to an article in the Toronto Star, - Privacy law faces legal challenge, the government of Quebec intends to challenge the constitutionality of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. This is a bit of a surprise, since PIPEDA does not apply to provincially regulated organizations in Quebec since the federal cabinet issued an order deeming the Quebec privacy law to be substantially similar to PIPEDA. (See the announcement from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, referring to the Organizations In the Province of Quebec Exemption Order.)

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