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.
Find a list of Canada’s privacy authorities and the laws they oversee.
Learn more about provincial private-sector privacy laws that may, in some circumstances, apply instead of PIPEDA.
Read about agreements that facilitate the OPC working with provincial/territorial privacy commissioners.
Read about issues the OPC and provincial and territorial information and privacy authorities have raised publicly in a united voice.
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