Provincial and territorial collaboration

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) oversees compliance with federal privacy legislation. However, each province and territory in Canada also has a commissioner or ombudsperson responsible for overseeing provincial and territorial privacy legislation. Some provinces have private-sector privacy legislation that has been deemed substantially similar to PIPEDA.

The OPC strives to work collaboratively with its provincial and territorial counterparts on public-sector and private-sector compliance, public education and policy matters. It has established frameworks with a number of counterparts to formalize consultation, cooperation and the sharing of relevant information.

Learn more about the OPC’s work with privacy oversight offices in provinces and territories.

Provincial and territorial privacy laws and oversight

Find a list of Canada’s privacy authorities and the laws they oversee.

Provincial legislation deemed substantially similar to PIPEDA

Learn more about provincial private-sector privacy laws that may, in some circumstances, apply instead of PIPEDA.

Memorandums of understanding with provinces

Read about agreements that facilitate the OPC working with provincial/territorial privacy commissioners.

Joint resolutions with provinces and territories

Read about issues the OPC and provincial and territorial information and privacy authorities have raised publicly in a united voice.

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