Legal information related to the Privacy Act
Court Applications under section 41 of the Privacy Act
Under section 41 of the Privacy Act, an individual may request a hearing before the Federal Court of Canada only in relation to a refusal by a government institution to provide an individual access to his or her personal information held by the government institution about which a complaint was made to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
Considering that a section 41 application is a legal proceeding commenced in the Federal Court of Canada, our Office has prepared a document which is intended to guide complainants through the process of applying for such a hearing. You can access this document by clicking on the link below:
For more information and for sample documents, please refer to the Federal Courts Rules, which can be found on the Federal Court website at http://cas-ncr-nter03.cas-satj.gc.ca/portal/page/portal/fc_cf_en/Acts_Rules_Forms.