What is PIPEDA?

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a Canadian federal privacy law that regulates how private sector organizations handle personal information in the course of commercial activities. Enacted in 2000, PIPEDA sets out ground rules for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by these organizations to ensure the protection of individuals’ privacy rights.

PIPEDA applies to most organizations across Canada, including those in all provinces and territories, except for those operating entirely within Alberta, British Columbia, and Quebec, which have their own substantially similar privacy laws. However, PIPEDA still applies to interprovincial and international data transfers.

Key Responsibilities Under PIPEDA

Organizations must adhere to the following ten fair information principles:

  1. Accountability: Organizations must appoint an individual to be responsible for compliance with PIPEDA and develop privacy policies and procedures.
  2. Identifying Purposes: The purposes for collecting personal information must be identified at or before the time of collection.
  3. Consent: Organizations must obtain meaningful consent for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information.
  4. Limiting Collection: The collection of personal information must be limited to what is necessary for the identified purposes.
  5. Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention: Personal information must only be used or disclosed for the purposes for which it was collected and retained only as long as necessary.
  6. Accuracy: Personal information must be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  7. Safeguards: Personal information must be protected by appropriate security measures.
  8. Openness: Organizations must make their privacy policies and practices readily available.
  9. Individual Access: Individuals have the right to access their personal information and challenge its accuracy.
  10. Challenging Compliance: Organizations must provide a process for individuals to challenge compliance with these principles.

Ensuring PIPEDA Compliance with RunSensible: Your Data, Secure and Protected

At RunSensible, we take your privacy seriously and ensure full compliance with PIPEDA to protect your personal information. Our platform is designed to securely collect, use, and store data with explicit consent, clear purpose, and robust security measures. We empower you to easily manage and update your information, limit access to authorized personnel only, and provide transparent policies and accountability. With RunSensible, you can trust that your data is handled with the utmost care, adhering to all PIPEDA guidelines to keep your information safe and secure.


In the unlikely event of a data breach in RunSensible, our top priority is your security and peace of mind. We swiftly identify and contain the breach, assess the risks and impact, and notify affected individuals and authorities promptly. Our comprehensive response plan ensures that you are informed and protected, while we take decisive action to safeguard your information and prevent future incidents. Trust RunSensible to handle any challenges with expertise and care.

Ensure that any transfer of personal information outside of Canada complies with PIPEDA requirements. Inform individuals and obtain their consent if necessary.

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