About the OPC
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is an Agent of Parliament whose mission is to protect and promote privacy rights. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) oversees compliance with the Privacy Act, which covers the personal information-handling practices of federal government departments and agencies, and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), Canada’s federal private-sector privacy law.
The OPC is headquartered in Gatineau, Quebec. It also has a regional office in Toronto, Ontario, which works to promote compliance with PIPEDA.
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Find out more about the Commissioner, and the structure and management of the OPC.
Learn more about the OPC’s mission and mandate, priorities, activities and collaborative initiatives.
Read about the strategic privacy priorities that will guide the OPC’s work through to 2020.
Explore the OPC’s many publications and reports about its work and privacy.
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Read information about the OPC’s planned spending and reports on expenses.
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