Consultation on consent under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act


The period for contributing to this consultation has ended. Thank you to all who contributed.

In May 2016, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) launched a consultation and call for input on the issue of consent under the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

The goal of the consultation is to identify improvements to the current consent model and bring clearer definition to the roles and responsibilities of the various players who could implement them. The OPC plans to apply those improvements within its jurisdiction and recommend other changes to Parliament as appropriate.

The consent model examination is part of the Office’s work on the Economics of Personal Information, which was identified as one of its four strategic privacy priorities.

Explore the links on this page to learn more about the OPC’s consultation on consent and privacy.

Submissions received for the consultation on consent

Read submissions from individuals and organizations to the OPC’s consultation on consent.

Discussion paper on potential enhancements to consent under PIPEDA

Read a discussion paper exploring potential enhancements to PIPEDA’s consent model.

Notice of consultation on consent under PIPEDA

Find out how you can provide your input on possible solutions to enhance consent under PIPEDA.

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