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.
Research report providing a better understanding of privacy implications of wearable computing technologies.
Research paper about facial recognition technology works that explains how it works, examines some applications in the public and private sectors, and discusses the privacy implications.
Designing a Model Policy Framework for Privacy Challenges in Cell Therapy Research
Research paper about the key dynamics of policy processes surrounding privacy in developing countries.
Paper by Angus Macdonald: 'The Actuarial Relevance of Genetic Information in the Life and Health Insurance Context'
The Potential Economic Impact of a Ban on the Use of Genetic Information for Life and Health Insurance
Privacy research paper about the possible economic and social welfare implications of prohibiting health and life insurers from using genetic information.
Genetic Information, the Life and Health Insurance Industry and the Protection of Personal Information: Framing the Debate
Paper by the OPC that helps to frame the debate on genetic information, the life and health insurance industry and the protection of personal information.
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