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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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Research project

ALTER ALGO: Are algorithms really our digital alter egos?

Organization: Internet Society - Québec (ISOC Québec)
Project Leader: Destiny Tchéhouali

Research project

Practices for generating non-identifiable data

Organization: Canadian Anonymization Network (CANON)
Project Leader: Khaled El Emam

Research project

Privacy and ethics: Understanding the convergences and tensions for the responsible development of machine learning

Organization: Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Project Leader: Sébastien Gambs

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Research project

Privacy and artificial intelligence: Protecting health information in a new era

Organization: University of Alberta
Project Leader: Timothy Caulfield

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Artificial intelligence, machine learning and privacy: From threats to solutions

Organization: Ontario Tech University (a.k.a. University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
Project Leaders: Khalil El-Khatib (Principal Investigator) and Rajen Akalu (Co-Principal Investigator)

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Children’s privacy in the age of artificial intelligence

Organization: Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group)
Project Leader: Nicki Islic

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Deep learning in medical imaging: Risks to patient privacy and possible solutions

Organization: University of Calgary
Project Leaders: Nils D. Forkert, Anup Tuladhar and Matthias Wilms

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