Commissioner's Message

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is hosting consultations with Canadians on issues that we feel pose a serious challenge to the privacy of consumers, now and in the near future.

The topics to be explored include the online tracking, profiling and targeting of consumers by businesses, and the growing trend towards cloud computing.

The aim of this consumer consultation is to learn more about such industry practices, explore their privacy implications, and find out what privacy protections Canadians expect with respect to these practices. The consultation is also intended to promote debate about the impact of these technological developments on privacy, and to inform the next review process for the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

The centrepiece of the consultations will be a series of single-day panel discussions involving a range of participants, including representatives of industry, government, consumer associations and civil society. In order to canvass the broadest possible range of views in preparation for these events, we are also welcoming written submissions.

Jennifer Stoddart
Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Privacy Implications of Cloud Computing

Background

Privacy Commissioner launches public consultations on privacy implications of cloud computing (News Release, February 11, 2010)

Notice of Consultation and Call for Submissions (now closed)

Cloud Computing Submissions

Privacy Implications of Cloud Computing Consultation Event, Calgary, June 21, 2010 - Program and Archived Webcast

Understanding Online Tracking, Profiling and Targeting

Background

Privacy Commissioner launches public consultations on emerging technologies (News Release, January 18, 2010)

Notice of Consultation and Call for Submissions (now closed)

Online Tracking, Profiling and Targeting Submissions

Online Tracking, Profiling and Targeting Consultation Event, Toronto, April 29, 2010 - Program and Archived Webcast

Online Tracking, Profiling and Targeting Consultation Event, Montreal, May 19, 2010 - Program and Archived Webcast

Additional Written Contributions Requested: While the call for submissions closed March 15, 2010, we would be pleased to receive additional written contributions at consultation1@priv.gc.ca to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to respond to what is said at the Online Tracking, Profiling and Targeting consultation events.

Preliminary Privacy Impact Assessment Analysis

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