Canada offers well-developed laws for the protection of individual and corporate data. If the data center located in Montreal is chosen because of its proximity, Athento's clients are assured that the country has a regulatory framework that ensures the protection of their information. More information on Canadian data protection regulations can be found below.
Canada has one of the strongest data privacy regulations in the world. Its data protection system is sufficiently secure that in December 2001 the European Commission recognized the adequate data protection offered by the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPED Act) and authorized the transfer of data between Europe and Canada. The decision was confirmed in 2006.
Canada has two national laws regarding privacy and data protection:
- Privacy Act: This law limits the collection, use and disclosure of personal data by government agencies.
- PIPED Act: This law regulates how the private sector must collect, use and publish user data.
In Latin America, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay and Colombia follow the European approach to international transfers. They generally only allow the transfer of data from their territories to countries that offer adequate levels of personal data protection, such as European Union countries. In the case of Colombian legislation, Colombian legislators have taken into account Canadian laws in their regulation.