Sunday, March 14, 2004

Privacy and the Tourism Sector

Last week, in conjunction with National Privacy Services Inc., I was invited to give a presentation to the Tourism Industry Association of PEI (TIAPEI) on the impact of PIPEDA on the tourism sector. I think TIAPEI will be putting all our materials up on their website, but in the meantime, I've posted one of my articles on my website:

Privacy and the Tourism Sector: [PDF]
" Since January 1, 2004, every organization in Atlantic Canada that collects, uses or discloses personal information in the course of commercial activities has been subject to a new and far-reaching federal privacy law. This includes businesses that operate in the tourism and hospitality sectors. Because the law reaches into the relationship between tourism operators and their customers, it potentially has a profound effect on the organization's ability to attract and retain those customers. "