OPC Access to Information and Privacy

On April 1, 2007, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada became subject to the Access to Information Act (ATIA) and the Privacy Act (PA).

Both of the Acts serve an essential democratic purpose by making government more open and transparent and by promoting accountability through the participation of individuals in the decisions of government which affect them.  

Use the links on this page to access information related to the OPC’s access to information and privacy (ATIP) obligations and responsibilities.

Note: For information about requesting information that is under the control of another federal institution, see Accessing your personal information.

Access to Information and Privacy Process and Compliance Manual for the OPC

Read the manual used by OPC employees in administering or carrying out ATIP obligations.

Annual reports on the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act

Read the OPC’s annual reports to Parliament on how it fulfills its ATIP responsibilities.

Completed access to information requests

Find summaries of Access to Information requests processed by the OPC.

Directive / Procedures Concerning Section 67.1 of the Access to Information Act

Learn about the direction given to OPC staff with respect to any violation of section 67.1.

OPC sources of federal government and employee information

Access information about the functions, programs, activities and related information holdings of the OPC.

Principles on assistance to applicants

Learn about the principles that guide how the OPC processes your access requests.

Request records held by the OPC

Find out how to access under the Access to Information Act records held by the OPC.

Request your personal information held by the OPC

Find out how to access under the Privacy Act your own personal information held by the OPC.

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