Request your personal information held by the OPC

If you wish to request information that is under the control of another Federal Government Institution, you must submit your request to their Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator.

To access your own personal information held by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC), please complete the Treasury Board’s Request for Personal Information Form or send a written request fully describing the information you are seeking and any relevant details necessary to help us find it. You must mention that you are requesting the information pursuant to the Privacy Act. Only Canadian citizens, permanent residents and individuals present in Canada can make a request under the Privacy Act.

In addition, if you are requesting personal information that is not your own, you must include a consent to release the information. Consent may be provided by way of a written statement indicating the name of the person giving the consent and to whom consent is being given. The consent must be dated and signed by the person giving the consent.

There are no fees for accessing personal information under the Privacy Act.

Note: If you are requesting information that is not personal information (i.e.: information held by the OPC such as: copies of invoices, reports), you must submit your request under the Access to Information Act. Click the following link to for instructions on how to submit an Access to Information Act request to the OPC: Requests under the Access to Information Act.

Please send your request to:

Access to Information and Privacy Unit
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
30 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 1H3

Note: The Office of the Privacy Commissioner does not accept requests via e-mail or telephone. Please submit your requests by mail.

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