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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.

If you are requesting personal information that is not your own, you must fill the form Authorization to act as a representative for a request for access to personal information under the Privacy Act and attach it to your request for access to personal information. The authorization must be dated and signed by the person giving the consent.

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

If you are requesting information that is not personal information (i.e.: information held by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) such as: copies of invoices, reports), you must submit your request under the Access to Information Act. The following link provides instructions on how to submit an Access to Information Act request to the OPC: Request records held by the OPC.

You may submit your access request for personal information via the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Online Request Service of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, or by mail.

Note: The OPC does not accept requests via e-mail or telephone. Please submit your requests online or by mail, as indicated below.

Submit a request online

The ATIP Online Request Service offers a convenient way to make:

  • an access to information request
  • a personal information request

This service:

  • enables individuals to make an online request for information that is held by a Government of Canada institution
  • eliminates the need to print, scan, and email or mail a form to an institution

Submit an online request for information

Submit a request by mail

To access your own personal information held by the 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.

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

 

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