It has been nearly 10 years since the federal government introduced the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, 2004 (PIPEDA). The main purpose of PIPEDIA is to prevent businesses, including brokerages, from disclosing consumers’ personal information without their permission.
Did you know that the Act codifies 10 principles of privacy that were introduced by the Canadian Standards Association in 1996? They are: accountability, identifying purposes, obtaining consent, limiting collection, limiting use, accuracy, protecting information, openness concerning policies and practices, consumer access, and challenging compliance.
Did you know that if you understand three simple principles, you will understand how the Act works in ordinary business dealings with consumers and business? One such principle relates to consent.
If you are unfamiliar with the 10 principles or simply need a refresher, consider enrolling in The 10 Principles of Privacy – What Every REALTOR® Should Know, an online continuing education course offered by the OREA Real Estate College.
Click and Pick: Choose as many CE courses as you like for $15
The College is currently offering a special promotion on continuing education courses. Students and members can take as many courses as they wish for $15 + HST. Please note, returning customers to this offer will be charged $15 (+ HST) per order.
This offer is available until December 31, 2013. Students will have access to the courses until July 31, 2015.
For more information, go to http://bit.ly/14eFqPo.