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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.

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Privacy and Developing Countries

Research paper about the key dynamics of policy processes surrounding privacy in developing countries.

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Vanishing Surveillance: Why Seeing What is Watching Us Matters

Paper by David Murakami Wood: 'Vanishing Surveillance: Why Seeing What is Watching Us Matters'

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The Limits of Reasonableness: The Failures of the Conventional Search and Seizure Paradigm In Information-Rich Environments

Paper by Craig Forcese: ‘The Limits of Reasonableness: The Failures of the Conventional Search and Seizure Paradigm In Information-Rich Environments’

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Sacrificing Privacy to Pursue Power: The impact of modern reputation management on the rule of law

Paper by Jessie Hirsh: ‘Sacrificing Privacy to Pursue Power: The impact of modern reputation management on the rule of law’

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Surveillance Technologies and Children

Research paper summarizing existing research on the effects of technical surveillance on children.

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Canadian Federal Political Parties and Personal Privacy Protection: A Comparative Analysis

Privacy research paper offering a comparative overview of the ways that Canadian federal political parties collect, process and disseminate personal information.

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