The Office of the Privacy Commissioner is
working with you to safeguard your personal
information and your privacy, which can
help you protect yourself from fraudsters.
Organizations also play an important role.
In the course of doing business they acquire
personal information about employees,
clients and customers, and they must ensure
it is well managed and protected.
Canada’s federal privacy laws - the
Information Protection and Electronic
(PIPEDA), which applies
to private sector organizations, and the
, which covers federal government
departments and agencies – both require that
personal information be safeguarded.
If you feel an organization or institution has
not appropriately protected your personal
information, you should raise your concerns
directly with them. If the response is not
satisfactory, you may wish to contact our
We are empowered to investigate complaints
and recommend that organizations
and institutions adopt better personal
information handling practices. Our Office
has also developed a number of tools to help
individuals to become more informed about
how to protect their personal information.
Our website (www.priv.gc.ca
) offers other
useful information about identity theft
and related frauds.
For more information,
Office of the Privacy Commissioner
30 Victoria Street, 1
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