Data privacy is a global concern, and like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Personal Information Protection Act of 2000 (PIPEDA) is a Canadian law relating to data privacy.

PIPEDA governs how private sector organizations collect, use, and disclose personal information in the course of commercial business. The act was also intended to reassure the European Union that the Canadian privacy law was adequate to protect the personal information of European citizens and support the GDPR. Another similar regulation, Québec’s law 25, an act to modernize legislative provisions regarding the protection of personal information, was adopted unanimously, on September 2021.