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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.

Disclaimer: Typographical errors have been corrected from the original version of the report of findings. They are indicated in [brackets].

PIPEDA Case Summary #2003-119

Employer's practice of collecting personal medical information to support a transfer request deemed appropriate

PIPEDA Case Summary: Employer's practice of collecting personal medical information to support a transfer request deemed appropriate

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PIPEDA Case Summary #2003-120

Employer's policy and practices regarding the collection of personal medical information deemed appropriate

PIPEDA Case Summary: Employer's policy and practices regarding the collection of personal medical information deemed appropriate

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PIPEDA Case Summary #2003-117

Bank requires credit check on small business account applicant

PIPEDA Case Summary: Bank requires credit check on small business account applicant

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PIPEDA Case Summary #2003-116

Customer opts-out of receiving promotional material but bank continues to send it

PIPEDA Case Summary: Customer opts-out of receiving promotional material but bank continues to send it

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PIPEDA Case Summary #2003-121

Bank employee uses customer's information to commit fraud

PIPEDA Case Summary: Bank employee uses customer's information to commit fraud

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PIPEDA Case Summary #2003-114

Employee objects to company's use of digital video surveillance cameras

PIPEDA Case Summary: Employee objects to company's use of digital video surveillance cameras

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PIPEDA Case Summary #2003-113

Bank employee accused of disclosing customer's sensitive information to third parties

PIPEDA Case Summary: Bank employee accused of disclosing customer's sensitive information to third parties

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PIPEDA Case Summary #2002-115

Customers object to use of Social Insurance Number to activate credit card

PIPEDA Case Summary: Customers object to use of Social Insurance Number to activate credit card

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PIPEDA Case Summary #2002-103

Railway employee denied access to letter in employment file

PIPEDA Case Summary: Railway employee denied access to letter in employment file

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PIPEDA Case Summary #2002-102

Individual objects to agency's delayed response to request for credit history

PIPEDA Case Summary: Individual objects to agency's delayed response to request for credit history

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