The global information age offers huge economic and personal benefits. At the same time it raises concerns about the individual's right to privacy and the protection of personal data. CSA's Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information (Q830) sets out ten principles that balance the privacy rights of individuals and the information requirements of private organizations.
The Privacy Code was developed using CSA's renowned consensus-based methods. Drawing on the experience gained through this development process, CSA has published a suite of companion resources to help your organization put the Code into practice, wherever you do business in the world today.
In Canada, the key elements of the Privacy Code are now incorporated into the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). All organizations that comply with the CSA standard can be confident that they meet the federal requirements of PIPEDA. All organizations involved in multinational exchanges of information can also be confident that they are addressing increasingly rigorous international demands for the protection of personal information.