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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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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

Public opinion research paper
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Back on the Data Trail: The Evolution of Canada’s Data Broker Industry

Organization: Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)
Project Leader: David Fewer, Director

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Monitoring children: privacy in the world of smart toys

Organization: Option consommateurs
Project Leader: Alexandre Plourde, Legal Counsel

Research project
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Towards Dynamic Transparency: The AppTrans (Transparency for Android Applications) Project

Organization: University of Toronto
Project Leaders: Lisa Austin and David Lie

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Data Defenders: Managing collection of personal information online, a game for students in grades 4-6

Organization: MediaSmarts
Project Leader: Jane Tallim, Co-Executive Director

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Comprehensive Assessment Oversight Dialog: Canadian Ethical Data Review Boards Project

Organization: The Information Accountability Foundation (IAF)
Project Leader: Martin Abrams, Executive Director

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Privacy Report Card for Children's Smart Toys

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

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