Standards, regulations & certifications

To help you with compliance and reporting, we share information, best practices, and easy access to documentation. Our products regularly undergo independent verification of security, privacy, and compliance controls, achieving certifications against global standards to earn your trust. We're constantly working to expand our coverage.

This site contains information about Google's certifications and compliance standards it satisfies as well as general information about certain region or sector-specific regulations.

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

Federal privacy law for private-sector organizations in Canada.

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is the Canadian federal privacy law for private-sector organizations to regulate the way private-sector organizations handle the personal information in a commercial activity.

There are 10 PIPEDA principles. These PIPEDA principles give individuals the right to know why their personal information is being collected, how their personal information will be used, and to whom their personal information will be disclosed, and to have the ability to ask for access to, or correction of, their personal information. More details on the PIPEDA principles can be found on the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada website. While customers are responsible for ensuring that they comply with the obligations under the PIPEDA Act, this whitepaper helps customers understand how information is stored, processed, maintained, accessed, and secured in Google Cloud when using Google Cloud Platform and G Suite products.