There are two pieces of legislation that concern privacy issues – the federal Personal Information and Protection of Electronic Documents Act, 2000 (PIPEDA), and the provincial Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA).

PIPEDA sets out the rules for how the private sector may collect, use or disclose personal information in the course of commercial activities. PHIPA covers the non-profit sector and governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal health information by health care custodians in Ontario. PHIPA is enforced by Ontario’s Information & Privacy Commissioner (IPC).

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Legislation and Ethics Examination and Record Keeping Workshop

CCO will be holding the next sitting of the legislation and ethics examination and record keeping workshop on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the CCO Office, 130 Bloor Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1N5.

Please complete the legislation and ethics examination application and submit it to Ms Madeline Cheng, Registration Coordinator to apply for the examination. Please contact Ms Madeline Cheng at or 416-922-6355 ext. 113 for any questions.

Please see the record keeping workshop information sheet and apply using the record keeping workshop application form and submit it to Ms Rose Bustria, Administrative Asistant to apply for the workshop. Please contact Ms Rose Bustria at or 416-922-6355 ext. 101 for any questions.