Manitoba Passes Private Sector Privacy Legislation

On September 12, 2013, Bill 211 The Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act , a Private Member’s Bill, passed Third Reading in the Manitoba Legislature. It received Royal Assent on September 13, 2013. Subject to specified exemptions, Bill 211 will apply to all organizations in the province (including private sector organizations) and will govern the collection, use, disclosure and care of personal information by those organizations. Like other Canadian privacy statutes, Bill 211 is based on “fair information practice principles.”

Bill 211 will come into effect upon proclamation. For more information on Bill 211, see our FTR Now of Septermber 30, 2013, ” New Privacy Legislation in Manitoba .”

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