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Explore privacy research

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) generates privacy research in a few ways. It conducts in-house research, commissions expert research and provides funding for independent research projects. In addition, the OPC regularly conducts public opinion research with Canadians, Canadian businesses and other audiences to stay abreast of privacy awareness, understanding, attitudes and perceptions.

By funding privacy research that draws from, and includes, Canadian perspectives, we help generate information, insights, analysis, and in some instances, debate—all of which contribute to the protection and promotion of privacy.

Start here to explore the wealth of privacy research on the OPC web site.

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Understanding and protecting your online privacy

Organization: Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO)
Project Leader: Edith Pérusse McCallum

Research project

Privacy Design Landscape for Central Bank Digital Currency

Organization: Concordia University
Project Leader: Jeremy Clark

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Deeper Learning? Marketing, Personal Data and Privacy after Surveillance Capitalism

Organization: Queen’s University
Project Leaders: David Murakami Wood and Stephen Thomas

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Online exam proctoring software during the pandemic: The quest to minimize student privacy risks

Organization: University of Ottawa
Project Leader: Céline Castets-Renard

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#ForYou: A Game about Artificial Intelligence and Privacy

Organization: MediaSmarts
Project Leader: Kathryn Ann Hill

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Commercial Virtual Healthcare Services in Canada: Digital Trails, De-identified Data and Privacy Implications

Organization: Women’s College Hospital
Project Leader: Sheryl Spithoff

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Privacy for Wellness Wearables: Emerging Trends and Power Dynamics in a Grey Area

Organization: Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group)
Project Leader: Tania Donovska

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Privacy Report Card for Online Solutions Targeting Seniors

Organization: Concordia University
Project Leaders: Mohammad Mannan and Amr Youssef

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Guide to digital identity security in a cloud-based organizational transformation context

Organization: Université de Sherbrooke
Project Leader: Pierre-Martin Tardif

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