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Investigations into federal institutions

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

RCMP says too much about family’s troubles

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2006-2007

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

RCMP takes precautions to protect identity of gun owners

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2006-2007

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Information collected without consent in suspected fraud case

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2006-2007

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Informant complains identity disclosed to ex-wife

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2006-2007

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Canada Revenue Agency justified in opening mail in alleged tax evasion case

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2006-2007

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Subscribers required to provide information to renew e-mail news subscription

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2005-2006

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Unnecessary requirement for a social insurance number

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2005-2006

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Human rights complaint investigation prompts release of employee information

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2005-2006

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Collection officer did not divulge debtor personal information

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2005-2006

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Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

PSC discloses information in an audit

Summaries from our Annual Report to Parliament 2005-2006

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