I'm wondering how to pronounce the acronym for Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

PIP eh duh? pie PEED uh? other?

  • Rhymes with cicada. – tchrist Jan 20 '12 at 22:52
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You can pronounce it either pip-EE-duh (University of Guelph) or PIP-eh-duh (Andrew D. Taylor, CGA). Not all acronyms have set-in-stone pronunciations.


The University of Guelph informs that PIPEDA is pronounced as /pip'ee-da/

Please check The University of Guelph’s web site

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