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2016-17 Annual Report to Parliament Highlights

This year’s Annual Report to Parliament outlines our work as it relates to both PIPEDA and the Privacy Act.

Commissioner’s Message

In his message, Commissioner Therrien shares his views with respect to the results of his office’s consultations to address consent challenges posed by the digital age. He discusses the need to reform both federal privacy laws, as well as our work in the areas of public safety, national security and government surveillance.


Last year, we launched a consultation on the challenges facing consent, the foundation of Canada’s federal private sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

The 2016-17 Annual Report features our Report on Consent which includes actions and recommendations. While some solutions demand legislative change, others do not and we are acting immediately where we can to improve privacy protections for Canadians. You may also wish to read this summary of the actions and recommendations.

Privacy and National Security

The 2016-17 Annual Report reports on a variety of issues related to national security, public safety, borders and privacy. You may also wish to read this summary of national security issues highlighted in the report.

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