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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has a wealth of resources to help Canadians understand privacy rights. The OPC also has resources to help businesses and federal institutions understand their obligations to protect privacy.

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Address by: Daniel Therrien
Event: IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018

PIPEDA and Your Business: What you need to know about protecting your customers’ privacy

Watch a brief video for businesses to understand the basic requirements of PIPEDA.


Recording of Customer Telephone Calls

Learn how to comply with PIPEDA when recording telephone calls with customers.

Summary of privacy laws in Canada

Basic explanation of privacy laws in Canada, who oversees them and who they apply to.

10 Tips for Protecting Personal Information

Find advice to help individuals better protect their personal information.


Privacy Toolkit for Businesses

Learn about PIPEDA and find information to help businesses understand and comply with the law.

PIPEDA legislation and related regulations

Read the official Act and related regulations, maintained by the Department of Justice. Learn about how the Act is administered as well as legislative change and review.

PIPEDA fair information principles

Learn about the 10 principles on which PIPEDA is based. Understanding these principles will help you increase your compliance with the law.

Protecting your Social Insurance Number

Find out who is authorized to ask for your SIN, and what you can do if others request that you provide the number.

Privacy rights of children and teens

Find a lesson teachers can use to introduce students in grades 9 to 12 to the privacy principles that inform privacy laws in Canada related to personal information collection online.

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