CanWest Global Communications Corp.
Date of original issue:
January 1, 2004
January 1, 2004
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In 2000, the federal government of Canada enacted The Protection of Personal
Information and Electronic Documents Act ( “PIPEDA”). Effective January 1, 2004, all
organizations that collect, use or disclose personal information in the course of their
commercial activities will be subject to PIPEDA or substantially similar provincial
legislation (collectively, “privacy legislation”).
Briefly stated, privacy legislation requires that the consent of an individual be obtained
for the collection and use of his or her personal information, that steps be taken to
protect personal information and that one or more individuals be appointed to monitor
compliance with the provisions of applicable privacy legislation.
CanWest Global Communications Corp. (“CanWest”) and its subsidiaries, (collectively,
the “CanWest Companies”), are committed to controlling the collection, use and
disclosure of personal information provided by the customers and employees of each
confidentiality and integrity of such personal information.
uses or discloses in respect of any of its customers or employees in the course of its
It does not, however, apply in respect of the collection, use or disclosure of the following
information by a CanWest Company:
information that is publicly available, such as a customer’s name, address,
telephone number and electronic address, when listed in a directory or made
available through directory assistance;
the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an
personal information that a CanWest Company collects, uses or discloses for
journalistic, artistic or literary purposes and does not collect, use or disclose