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Privacy & Security Policies & Notices

The first thing you need to know when developing a privacy program for your start-up or small company is what privacy laws apply to you and your customers. Start-ups face a bewildering array of privacy legislation, especially if you are selling your products and services across Canada and/or internationally. In Canada alone, there are more than 30 separate federal, provincial, and territorial privacy laws in effect. Depending on the location of your business and who you are selling to, different privacy laws apply to your business. 

For example, if you are selling directly to consumers or private businesses, the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) may apply to you. If you are selling to healthcare providers in Canada, as many as 12 provincial and territorial health privacy laws may apply to you and your customers.

Privacy laws set the ground rules for information management. If you’re setting up a privacy and security program for your start-up or enterprise for the first time, we’re here to help guide you through each step of the process.

You must publish a Statement or Notice of Information Handling Practices to comply with notice requirements in privacy legislation. A Privacy Notice or Statement informs customers and individuals about your organization’s information handling practices.

Our team of privacy and security experts can help you develop a suitable Privacy Notice or Statement for your website.

The purpose of a privacy policy is to guide your organization’s leadership, employees, and stakeholders on matters concerning the protection of privacy and compliance with the privacy legislation in each jurisdiction in which your organization conducts business. 

The purpose of an information security policy is to guide your organization’s leadership, employees, and contractors on matters concerning the management of information security. This includes ensuring the protection of all information system assets (including, but not limited to, all computers, mobile devices, networking equipment, software, and data) and the mitigation of risks associated with the theft, loss, misuse, damage, or abuse of these assets.

We help our clients develop, finalize, and implement policies.