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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.

Learn more about the OPC.

Who we are

Find out more about the Commissioner, and the structure and management of the OPC.

What we do

Learn more about the OPC’s mission and mandate, priorities, activities and collaborative initiatives.

OPC strategic privacy priorities

Read about the strategic privacy priorities that will guide the OPC’s work through to 2027.


Explore the OPC’s many publications and reports about its work and privacy.

Working at the OPC

Learn how you can contribute your expertise to protecting the privacy rights of Canadians.

OPC operational reports

Read information about the OPC’s planned spending and reports on expenses.

OPC policies and codes of conduct

Learn about some of the OPC’s policies.

OPC access to information and privacy

Find information related to the OPC’s access to information and privacy obligations and responsibilities.

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