Canada’s Privacy Commissioner announced the release of “PIPEDA and Your Practice — A Privacy Handbook for Lawyers” (also available in a PDF version) at the Canadian Bar Association Canadian Legal Conference and Expo 2011. As the handbook says:
In some cases, the requirements of PIPEDA mirror lawyers’ existing professional requirements. In other cases, navigating the requirements of PIPEDA in a legal practice can add further complexity. Lawyers must not only consider their own privacy obligations but also the different obligations that each of their clients may face. Privacy obligations applicable to clients can sometimes restrict what lawyers can do with personal information they collect, use or disclose on their clients’ behalf.
The Table of Contents is set out below.
- Lawyers and Privacy
- Scope of this handbook
- Application of PIPEDA
- Requirements of PIPEDA
- What constitutes “personal information” under PIPEDA?
- What constitutes “commercial activity” under PIPEDA?
- Knowledge and consent under PIPEDA
- Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
- Privacy Issues in Managing a LAW Practice
- Collection of personal information
- Use and disclosure of personal information
- Providing access to personal information
- Safeguarding personal information
- Retention of personal information
- Data breaches
- Employee personal information
- International issues
- Privacy issues IN CIVIL Litigation
- Application of PIPEDA to litigation
- Express consent, implied consent and exceptions to consent
- Privacy issues arising in preparation for litigation
- Privacy issues arising in the course of litigation
- Access requests and litigation