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Canada's PIPEDA Review Committee Adopts NAID Position

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In February of this year, NAID-Canada Chairman Dave Carey (Iron Mountain) and Executive Director Bob Johnson provided testimony and answered questions at the legislative hearings called for the purpose of reviewing the country’s privacy law – Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA).

Among the 4 or 5 positions NAID-Canada promoted in their presentation, the primary recommendation emphasized the need to better define "proper information destruction" within the law. By codifying a definition of destruction, organizations are prevented from skirting the law by choosing less secure methods to meet the requirement.

Yesterday, the Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee of the House of Commons released its recommendations, including the adoption of the NAID-Canada recommendation to more clearly define "information destruction" in the law. Within the report, NAID-Canada’s testimony is quoted directly as well as the definition proposed by the association, giving it credit for bringing this issue to light.

Click here to access the entire report.