Privacy Commissioner, Ad Hoc

On April 1, 2007, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) became subject to the Privacy Act.

In our 2007-2008 Annual Report on the Privacy Act and 2009-2010 Annual Report to Parliament on the Privacy Act, we outlined our views concerning the silence of the Federal Accountability Act with respect to an independent mechanism under which Privacy Act complaints against the OPC would be investigated.

We continue to remain of the view that it is important that the OPC has an independent mechanism for investigating its own actions with respect to the administration of the Act.

The current Privacy Commissioner, ad hoc is Mr. John H. Sims, to whom the Privacy Commissioner has delegated the majority of her powers, duties and functions as set out in sections 29 through 35 and section 42 of the Act in order that he can investigate Privacy Act complaints lodged against the OPC.

Any complaints against the Office of the Privacy Commissioner must be sent directly to the Privacy Commissioner ad hoc at:

Mr. John Sims
Privacy Commissioner, Ad Hoc
The UPS Store
1500 Bank Street
Suite 729
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 1B8