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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) conducts independent and impartial investigations into the personal information handling practices of businesses subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

The OPC publishes a selection of case summaries and findings from its investigations to provide concrete examples of how PIPEDA applies to the day-to-day management of personal information by businesses.

For each case, the Office indicates the outcome using a set of defined terms for findings and dispositions.

For more information about the complaint and investigation process, read How the OPC Enforces PIPEDA.

Note: Complainants are not named in the summaries or reports. The organizations are not identified unless the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has deemed it to be in the public interest to do so.

Settled case summary #2016-001

Complaint about access request settled as audio recordings were deleted in accordance with retention policy

Settled case summary: Complaint about access request settled as audio recordings were deleted in accordance with retention policy

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PIPEDA Report of Findings #2018-001

Connected toy manufacturer improves safeguards to adequately protect children’s information

PIPEDA Report of Findings: Connected toy manufacturer improves safeguards to adequately protect children’s information

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PIPEDA Case Summary #2017-004

Consent provided extends to third-party doctor hired to evaluate accident insurance claim

PIPEDA Case Summary: Consent provided extends to third-party doctor hired to evaluate accident insurance claim

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Early resolved case summary #2016-02

Organization’s technical glitch results in the disclosure of a client’s personal information to another client

Early resolved case summary #2016-02: Organization’s technical glitch results in the disclosure of a client’s personal information to another client

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PIPEDA Report of Findings #2015-018

Telecommunications company agrees to stop conducting credit checks for marketing purposes

PIPEDA Report of Findings: Telecommunications company agrees to stop conducting credit checks for marketing purposes

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PIPEDA Report of Findings #2017-003

Insurance company collected and used credit score for inappropriate purpose during auto insurance claims assessment process

PIPEDA Report of Findings: Insurance company collected and used credit score for inappropriate purpose during auto insurance claims assessment process

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PIPEDA Report of Findings #2015-017

Financial institution discloses individual’s sensitive health information to credit reporting agency

PIPEDA Report of Findings: Financial institution discloses individual’s sensitive health information to credit reporting agency

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Early resolved case summary #2017-001

Privacy obligations under PIPEDA apply to financial technology sector

Early resolved case summary #2017-01: Privacy obligations under PIPEDA apply to financial technology sector

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PIPEDA Report of Findings #2017-002

Canadian adware developer Wajam Internet Technologies Inc. breaches multiple provisions of PIPEDA

PIPEDA Report of Findings: Canadian adware developer Wajam Internet Technologies Inc. breaches multiple provisions of PIPEDA

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PIPEDA Report of Findings #2017-001

Drug activity history in property reports deemed not publicly available

PIPEDA Report of Findings: Drug activity history in property reports deemed not publicly available

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