Privacy has long been regarded as a basic human right in democratic societies. However, the explosion in the use of technology of the past few decades as resulted in a dramatic erosion of the individual's right to protect personal information. People are taking steps to protect their privacy. One of the ways in which they are able to achieve this is through privacy legislation.
This six-part online program was developed to help Canadian businesses meet their obligations under the Protection of Personal Information and Documents Act (PIPEDA). The program provides an introduction to privacy definitions and concepts; an overview of the Act and its legal implications; a detailed examination of the AICPA/CICA Privacy Framework; a process for implementing an effective privacy program within an organization; and a procedure for developing a 5-step action plan. Introduction to Privacy includes a Glossary and a useful selection of privacy Resources. The program is followed by an online multiple choice exam.
Consultants; privacy officers and those responsible for implementing privacy programs in organizations; managers and business owners.
Introduction to Privacy includes six modules, plus a Glossary module and a Resources module. Module 3 is available in two formats: if you have Flash, select the Flash version for additional interactivity; if you do not have Flash, select the HTML version. Both versions contain the same information.