Comments on: Was I notified either verbally or in writing, of the reason each piece of my information is being collected? Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:34:17 +0000 hourly 1 By: Deanna Sat, 31 Jul 2010 23:10:30 +0000 PIPEDA governs the collection use and disclosure of personal information *generally* in Canada, but not in provinces with substantially similar legislation. BC is one of those provinces – so to know your rights the next time you’re at the brewery, check the Personal Information Protection Act. The only time PIPEDA applies in BC, is when you are dealing with a federally regulated organization, like a bank or railway.

Also, those same rights to know the purpose for collecting your information and the legal authority for collecting it apply in BC (and in Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, etc) when you are dealing with government. Section 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act requires government to give you information about the collection of your information, even if you don’t ask.

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