Canada’s PIPEDA vs. EU’s GDPR: what are they, and why should companies heed then?
Simply put, they are in place to protect consumers’ privacy. The laws are so similar that the EU has decided that the practices in Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) are ‘adequate’ by their standards.
While the EU may agree with Canada’s privacy policies, it does not mean that if a U.S. company is compliant with one, it automatically meets the requirements of the other. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and PIPEDA do have some differences, and if your company does business in Canada and Europe it must be compliant with both.