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What is the Guide to PIPA?

The Guide to PIPA is part of the guidance issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda (PrivCom). It is designed for privacy officers (POs) and others responsible for data protection and privacy on a day-to-day basis.


It explains the data protection and privacy law that applies to organisations in Bermuda. It covers the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), partially enacted by the Bermuda government in 2016. The Government of Bermuda has recently announced 1 January 2025 as the date of the full implementation of PIPA.


The Guide to PIPA explains each of the data protection and privacy principles, individual rights, and the obligations that organisations have under PIPA.


The guide summarises the key points you need to know, answers frequently asked questions, and contains practical checklists to help you comply.

A downloadable version of the Guide to PIPA is available here.


The Guide to PIPA is available under the CC BY Licence. This licence allows re-users to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, provided that attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.

Note that both the online and the downloadable version of the Guide to PIPA are living documents. The date of the latest version of the Guide to PIPA reflects the latest changes. A summary of the changes can be viewed here.

For more details, see our Copyright & Re-use of Material

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