PIPA provides individuals with the right to request access to their own personal information while providing private sector organizations with a framework for conducting the collection, use and disclosure of personal information.
Private sector organizations subject to PIPA include:
- Unincorporated associations
- Professional regulatory associations
- Trade unions
- Private schools or colleges
- Any individual acting in a commercial capacity
PIPA applies in a limited way to certain defined non-profit organizations and only to the extent that those organizations are involved in commercial activities.