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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.

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Mishandling employees’ personal information – RCMP

Commissioner's Findings 2015-2016 under the Privacy Act

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Mishandling employees’ personal information – Parole Board of Canada

Commissioner's Findings 2015-2016 under the Privacy Act

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TV show raises numerous questions of consent

Commissioner's Findings 2015-2016 under the Privacy Act

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Sharing of health information unjustified

Commissioner's Findings 2014-2015 under the Privacy Act

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Violating principle of 'need-to-know' leads to data breach

Commissioner's Findings 2014-2015 under the Privacy Act

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Name tags for border officers not a violation

Commissioner's Findings 2014-2015 under the Privacy Act

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Video surveillance of employees vs. right to privacy — a delicate balance

Commissioner's Findings 2014-2015 under the Privacy Act

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