Privacy Advisor

Study Finds Canadian Privacy Laws Are Working

October 1, 2006

Canada NewsWire cites the new 2006 Nymity Trends in Transparency Report as a testament to corporate Canada's compliance with privacy law requirements to protect personal information.

The report identifies key improvements, including more comprehensive privacy policies that average six pages in length and contain specific privacy practices to aid readability and consumer decision-making. Most organizations have dedicated Canadian privacy policies that address all corporate operations and third-party transfers.

Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, said, "I hope that this report will help raise awareness among organizations about the importance of having sound privacy policies and practices in place to protect their customers' personal information."