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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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The Peer Privacy Protectors Project

Organization: Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)
Project Leader: Sukanya Pillay, Executive Director and General Counsel

Research project

To Share or Not to Share: How Youth Make Choices About Reputational and Data Privacy Online

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

Research paper

Surveillance Technologies and Children

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

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