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.
Powers and Functions of the Ombudsman in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act: An Effectiveness Study
Research paper examining the structure, mandate and powers that have been assigned to the OPC via the Privacy Act and PIPEDA.
Research paper that summarizes research of youth online privacy with best practices for outreach and public education to help youth manage their online privacy.
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