The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) mandates rules businesses, organizations and individuals must follow in collecting and processing data in electronic form.ย  However, in Canada, identity theft is the fastest growing form of consumer fraud. Thousands of citizens, ever year, have their identity stolen and in many cases they are unaware that a crime has taken place.ย  Over the past year various media reports detailed instances of identity theft or of personal information being misappropriated in some fashion by retailers and businesses.

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By: Manuel Andrew James
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