Canada Data Privacy

Data Privacy Legislation in Canada was formalized in 1977 with data protection provisions into the Canadian Human Rights Act. In 1983, the federal Privacy Act regulated how federal government collects, uses and discloses personal information.

Numerous pieces of privacy legislation have since restricted or outlined acceptable procedures for the collection, accessing and disclosing of data by provincial and territorial governments as well as by the private sector and individuals.

Health Canada Privacy Overview

Canadian privacy law (Wikipedia)