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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 Enhancing Technologies – A Review of Tools and Techniques

Report prepared by the Technology Analysis Division of OPC about Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

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The Internet of Things

Research paper prepared by the Policy and Research Group of OPC about Internet of Things.

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Transparency Reporting by Private Sector Companies

Protection and security of online information.

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Metadata and Privacy

A Technical and Legal Overview on Metadata and Privacy.

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