Investigations into businesses
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.
PIPEDA Case Summary: Company accused of reporting inaccurate information to credit bureaus
PIPEDA Case Summary: Telecommunications company accused of using customer's personal information without consent
PIPEDA Case Summary: Employee alleges company forcing consent to security screening
PIPEDA Case Summary: Disclosure of personal information in the collection of a debt
PIPEDA Case Summary: Airline accused of collecting too much information for U.S. authorities
PIPEDA Case Summary: Bank released personal information of third parties without their knowledge and consent
Individual complains of delayed response to credit history request and refusal to amend personal information
PIPEDA Case Summary: Individual complains of delayed response to credit history request and refusal to amend personal information
PIPEDA Case Summary: Radio station collected and disclosed personal information for journalistic purposes
Employer's effort to collect personal medical information deemed appropriate; no evidence of inappropriate disclosure
PIPEDA Case Summary: Employer's effort to collect personal medical information deemed appropriate; no evidence of inappropriate disclosure
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