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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 2021
Public opinion research paper
Special Report to Parliament - Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Police use of Facial Recognition Technology in Canada and the way forward

Special report to Parliament on the OPC’s investigation into the RCMP’s use of Clearview AI and draft joint guidance for law enforcement agencies considering the use of facial recognition technology


Notice of consultation and call for comments – Privacy guidance on facial recognition for police agencies

Learn about the OPC’s consultation initiative on facial recognition.


Draft privacy guidance on facial recognition for police agencies

Facial recognition, police agencies, surveillance

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