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.
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’
Paper by Adam Greenfield: 'Connected things, privacy and public space: Approach to a taxonomy'
Research paper about the key dynamics of policy processes surrounding privacy in developing countries.
Paper by David Murakami Wood: 'Vanishing Surveillance: Why Seeing What is Watching Us Matters'
Research paper summarizing existing research on the effects of technical surveillance on children.
Surveillance and spectacle: eighty-four observations on citizen journalism, social media, mobile devices and mobs / No mistakes, no forgetting: privacy in the age of social media
Research paper informing debate around citizen journalism and privacy in the age of social media.
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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