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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.

Research project

Improving Privacy Practices for Legal Apps: A Best Practices Guide

Organization: Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa
Project Leader: Amy Salyzyn

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A Privacy Code Practice for the Connected Car

Organization: Faculty of Business and IT, Ontario Technology University
Project Leader: Rajen Akalu

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Professional Standards for Private Sector Cybersecurity Enforcement Agents, to permit Access to Canadians' Personal Internet Information

Organization: Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Project Leaders: Stephanie Perrin and Andrew Clement

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Assessing the Privacy and Safety Implications of Collecting and Storing the Personally Identifiable Information of Women & Children Experiencing Violence in Online Databases

Organization: BC Society of Transition Houses
Project Leaders: Amy S. FitzGerald, Executive Director and Rhiannon Wong, Project Leader

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Privacy Leakage in Canadian Public Wi-Fi Networks

Organization: Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University
Project Leaders: Mohammad Mannan and Amr Youssef

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The Privacy Implications of Smart Cities

Organization: MacMaster University
Project Leader: Sara Bannerman, Associate Professor

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Three Short Films: Privacy in the Age of Big Data

Organization: Surveillance Studies Centre, Queens University
Project Leaders: David Lyon and David Murakami Wood

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Raising Public Awareness about Genealogical Privacy across Canada, in both Official Languages

Organization: Department of English, York University
Project Leader: Julia Creet, Professor

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Production and sharing of digital privacy content

Organization: Coopérative Radiophonique de Toronto, CHOQ-FM
Project Leader: Tonia Mori, Director General

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Parenting in the digital age: Sharing personal information on social networks and its impact on children’s privacy and image rights

Organization: Option Consommateurs
Project Leaders: Maryse Guénette, Research and Presentation Lead and Josiane Fréchette, Project Leader

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