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Alberta Gives Nod to NAID-Canada Recommendation

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In March of 2007, NAID-Canada testified before Alberta’s committee reviewing the province’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). That committee’s report has now been released. We are happy and proud to announce that the committee has adopted NAID-Canada’s recommendation.

The recommendation, as stated within the report, reads as follows:

"That the Act be amended to require an organization to destroy or anonymize, within a reasonable time, personal information that an organization no longer requires for legal or business purposes, and to add a definition of destruction to the Act."

This is the first step in the process of amending the law. It is also expected that the adoption of the recommendation will be noticed by other provinces, as well as the national government.

NAID-Canada is credited within the report for bringing this issue to the attention of the committee.

Click here to access the report.