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  1. PIPEDA governs the collection use and disclosure of personal information *generally* in Canada, but not in provinces with substantially similar legislation. BC is one of those provinces – so to know your rights the next time you’re at the brewery, check the Personal Information Protection Act. The only time PIPEDA applies in BC, is when you are dealing with a federally regulated organization, like a bank or railway.

    Also, those same rights to know the purpose for collecting your information and the legal authority for collecting it apply in BC (and in Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, etc) when you are dealing with government. Section 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act requires government to give you information about the collection of your information, even if you don’t ask.

    Thanks for letting me comment! 🙂

  2. Chris, you forgot to reference in your article the US. patriot act which compels corporate executives of US companies to make available to the National Security Agency (NSA) any information that the company manages or holds even if it is held by a subsidiary working under a foreign flag. So companies such as IBM (runs all mainframes for BC) Sierra Corporation manages a lot of Data bases for BC min of Justice, Price Waterhouse, and any other US based company doing IT work for the BC Gov are compelled by US law to make available to the US Government any information they hold on behalf of the BC Gov.