OPC actions and decisions
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) is responsible for overseeing compliance with the Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), along with some aspects of Canada's anti-spam law (CASL).
As part of this work, the OPC conducts investigations and audits of personal information-handling practices and engages in research into privacy issues. The Privacy Commissioner is an Officer of Parliament, reporting directly to the House of Commons and the Senate, and frequently appears before Parliament to provide analysis and views on proposed legislation and issues related to privacy.
These activities are conducted in the interest of protecting Canadians’ privacy rights. Learn more by exploring the information and reports related to these actions on this site.
Learn about OPC investigations into privacy complaints.
Read the results of the OPC’s privacy audits.
Read information and advice the OPC has provided to Parliament about issues that impact the privacy rights of Canadians.
Explore examples of the OPC’s written contributions to consultation processes.
Access annual and special reports to Parliament that describe the OPC’s work to fulfil its mission and mandate.
Read privacy research completed by or for the OPC, or learn about OPC funding available for independent research or knowledge translation projects.
Recent actions and decisions
This list highlights the most recent contributions to the OPC actions and decisions section.
Appearance before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU) on Bill C-21 An Act to Amend the Customs Act (entry-exit)
Advice to Parliament -
Insurance company collected and used credit score for inappropriate purpose during auto insurance claims assessment process
PIPEDA Report of Findings #2017-003 -
Financial institution discloses individual’s sensitive health information to credit reporting agency
PIPEDA Report of Findings #2015-017 -
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