Create your company privacy policy

Did you know the law requires your firm to have a privacy policy?

It's true. A policy explaining how you collect, use and disclose personal information about individuals will put your staff and customers at ease, and minimize the possibility of lawsuits or punitive damages. We can help you create your privacy policy. Once complete, be sure to communicate it to your staff and customers.


What are the rules?

As the Yukon does not have its own privacy law, all firms must follow the rules of Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

The Privacy Guide for Small Business: The Basics is a great place to learn about your responsibilities. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has an online tool that walks you through the steps of writing a privacy policy. In as little as 30 minutes, you'll have the basics of your company's policy established.

 

What is personal information?

It includes details about individuals such as:

  • age
  • name
  • height and weight
  • medical records
  • telephone numbers
  • addresses
  • income levels
  • blood type
  • ethnic origin
  • comments
  • employee files
  • loan records
  • credit card numbers
  • email addresses
  • etc.

 

After a privacy policy is created, how can I best protect my business?

A great place to start is the Ten tips for avoiding complaints to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

 

Where can I learn more?

 

Can I speak with someone about this task?

Connect with your CFIB Business Counsellor by calling 1-888-234-2232 or by email to msyukon@cfib.ca.

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