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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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Privacy Evaluation of Virtual Classrooms

Organization: York University
Project Leader: Yan Shvartzshnaider

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Consent and Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility

Organization: Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
Project Leader: Mahadeo Sukhai

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Privacy Analysis of Technologies Used in Intimate Partner Abuse

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

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Deconstructing/Performing the Amazon Ring Security Apparatus

Organization: York University
Project Leader: Evan Light

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Privacy, AI, and Machine Learning Through a Rural, Remote, and Indigenous Lens: A Resource and Toolkit

Organization: Pinnguaq Association
Project Leader: Pinnguaq Association

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First Nations Data Sovereignty and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

Organization: First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC)
Project Leader: Aaron Franks, Senior Research Manager

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Public Perspectives on Facial Recognition Technology: Attitudes, Preferences, Hopes, and Concerns

Organization: University of Regina
Project Leader: Justin Longo

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Proof of Erasure: Secure Personal Data Deletion with Public Verifiability

Organization: Queen’s University
Project Leader: Jianbing Ni

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Protecting victims’ privacy to prevent spousal homicide

Organization: Centre de documentation sur l’éducation des adultes et la condition féminine [adult education and status of women documentation centre] (CDEACF)
Project Leader: Lise Chovino

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