#CyberFLASH: Is Manitoba Set To Lead In Privacy Enforcement?

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For the first time in nearly a decade, a province has enacted comprehensive private sector privacy legislation. Learning from the experiences federally and in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, Manitoba has enacted what is arguably the most advanced privacy legislation in Canada. It is important to note that the Manitoba legislation is not yet in force.

The Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act (Manitoba PIPITPA) is broadly similar in structure and content to the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the legislation of British Columbia and Alberta. There are a number of differences that privacy advocates may argue make this legislation best in class.

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