Employee Data Privacy

Canada - Registration Requirements

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Does HR data processing require registration under data protection laws?

 

Data protection laws sometimes include conformity assessments, which help to ensure businesses follow regulations. Requirements can include registration before the Data Protection Authority and random audits.

 

There are no requirements under Canadian laws and regulations around employers registering personal information with the data protection authorities. Consent is generally required to process personal information, and individuals usually must be notified in advance of the: collection, use or disclosure of their information; and, the specific purpose(s) for the collection, use or disclosure.

Ultimate Software's HR Compliance Assist team relies on a network of internal and external compliance experts and lawyers to provide clients with best practices and recommendations on topics such as HR document retention, employee data privacy, and HR electronic records. HR Compliance Assist also provides local compliance monitoring and alert services in select countries where Ultimate Software's customers have employees. HR Compliance Assist is a service exclusively available to Ultimate Software customers.

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