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 uses SIN for identification purposes
PIPEDA Case Summary: Railway company withholds employee's personal information
PIPEDA Case Summary: Alleged improper disclosure of credit card number to third party
PIPEDA Case Summary: Alleged disclosure of personal information to a third party without consent
PIPEDA Case Summary: Bank accused of denying access request and disclosing personal information without consent
PIPEDA Case Summary: Credit agency accused of disclosing personal information without knowledge and consent
PIPEDA Case Summary: Bank accused of inappropriately demanding SIN to open child's account
PIPEDA Case Summary: Bank requested to correct personal information of customer
PIPEDA Case Summary: Individual alleged that former employer disclosed personal information without consent
PIPEDA Case Summary: Individual refused access to credit history
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