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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) conducts investigations into the personal information handling practices of federal government institutions subject to the Privacy Act.

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is subject to strict confidentiality obligations and can only make findings from investigations under the Privacy Act public in limited circumstances, such as through annual reports or special reports to Parliament.

On this page, you will find a selection of reports and summaries of investigations that have been made public. They demonstrate how the Act applies to the way the federal government collects, uses or discloses personal information.

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

Note: Complainants' names have been removed in the summaries and reports.

Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Outside psychologist's notes still 'under control of' RCMP

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2004-2005

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Tax information disclosure narrower than it appears

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2004-2005

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Offender given caregiver's personal information

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2004-2005

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Expired passports insufficient identification... for a passport

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2004-2005

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

On-line security of taxpayers' information

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2004-2005

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Creating Travel Profiles for Public Servants

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2004-2005

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Buying gallery ticket not an invitation to ongoing marketing

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2004-2005

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

E-mail system confounds sender, discloses safety worries

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2004-2005

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Health Canada's Non-Insured Health Benefits Program

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2003-2004

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

RCMP medical questionnaire too intrusive for civilian applicants

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2003-2004

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