Protecting Personal Information

Published on 11 March, 2020
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The Personal Information Protection Act — will open in a new tab  — will open in a new tab (PIPA) regulates the way private sector organizations collect, use, keep secure and disclose personal information. Personal information means information about an identifiable individual including:

  • name, age;

  • home address, phone number;
  • marital status, religion;
  • race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation;
  • education;
  • income, purchases, and spending habits; and
  • employment information.

Real estate brokerages and licensees should become familiar with PIPA’s privacy principles. All licensees must conform to the requirements of PIPA.

Further information on PIPA can be found at www.oipcbc.org — will open in a new tab  — will open in a new tab.

[updated 06/15/2018]