e-Privacy Management Systems Inc. is celebrating its twelfth year in business

Privacy is becoming an important element in gaining a strategic business advantage. Privacy-friendly practices enhance customer loyalty and create the underpinnings of consumer acceptance of electronic commerce.

Of equal importance to business decision-making are the requirements of the various legislated privacy codes that apply to the public and private sectors, and the voluntary privacy codes to which some not-for-profit sectors subscribe. Conformance with these laws and codes is important to avoid a crisis in consumer confidence or violation of federal or provincial statutes.

Privacy impact assessments have become the internationally-recognized analytical tool to determine whether a program or system and the related information management practices are consistent with the applicable privacy code. Privacy impact assessments may be viewed as feasibility studies from a privacy perspective. A feasibility study assesses a system from a cost recovery and technological perspective. Similarly, a privacy impact assessment determines whether a system and related business practices meet the requirements of the privacy code, and attempts to gauge residual risks which may not be compliance issues.

e-Privacy’s consultants specialize in the preparation of privacy impact assessments for new systems and business initiatives. e-Privacy has experience developing privacy impact assessments in the public health, environmental, law enforcement, emergency preparedness, surveillance and response, agricultural, audit program, and financial areas within the federal and provincial governments and the private sector.

e-Privacy Management Systems also performs a variety of training, conference seminars and management consulting services for privacy and access to information practitioners, and for public and private sectors and information technology organizations.

Consulting service offerings include development of corporate and program policy as well as development of privacy requirements specifications for computer applications and for requests for proposals (RFP's) and vendor responses to RFP's.

e-Privacy’s assignments have involved the application of the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), the Access to Information Act (ATIA), and the Privacy Act as well as selected aspects of program legislation (e.g., the Health Protection and Promotion Act).

We can also provide resources to privacy and access to information offices to assist in the processing of access requests or to investigate alleged non-conformance with a privacy code.