Updating on laws affecting business
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Industry Canada had continually rejected the grandfathering of consents obtained under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)—something marketing groups like the CMA lobbied for after the initial draft was published in 2011.
While the regulations do not state consents obtained under PIPEDA will be grandfathered, prior express (or opt-in) consents will remain valid.
Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) All Singapore companies are required to obtain the consent of an individual (such as a customer or employee) before they can collect, use, or disclose any personal information related to that individual.
The Electronic Transactions Act Singapore businesses must follow the guidelines of the Electronic Transactions Act when executing any electronic contracts, electronic communications or maintaining electronic records.
“They basically got rid of double jeopardy,” said Matt Vernhout, chief privacy officer and manager, deliverability at Inbox Marketer in Guelph, Ont.