1. The object of this Act is to establish, for the exercise of the rights conferred by articles 35 to 40 of the Civil Code concerning the protection of personal information, particular rules with respect to personal information relating to other persons which a person collects, holds, uses or communicates to third persons in the course of carrying on an enterprise within the meaning of article 1525 of the Civil Code.
The Act applies to such information whatever the nature of its medium and whatever the form in which it is accessible, whether written, graphic, taped, filmed, computerized, or other.
This Act does not apply to journalistic, historical or genealogical material collected, held, used or communicated for the legitimate information of the public.
Divisions II and III of this Act do not apply to personal information which by law is public.
1993, c. 17, s. 1; 2002, c. 19, s. 19; 2006, c. 22, s. 111.