Protect Your Privacy – Online! Educational Program

Organization

ACORN Canada

Published

2017

Project Leader(s)

Marco Gomez, Project Administrator

Summary

Vulnerable Canadians are at greater risk of compromising their online privacy security.

ACORN Canada’s “Protect Your Privacy—Online!” project aims to address this gap in privacy security education by educating vulnerable Canadians on PIPEDA, and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s strategic privacy priorities of economics of personal information, government surveillance, reputation and privacy, and the body as information.

Drawing extensively from previous OPC-funded projects and the Office’s online resources, this educational program developed accessible language workshops and an informational booklet targeted at vulnerable Canadians. Three in-class privacy workshops were developed and delivered, and 8,000 informational handbooks were distributed to vulnerable Canadians.

ACORN Canada’s “Protect Your Privacy—Online!” project aims to enhance vulnerable Canadians’ online privacy knowledge, providing participants with the necessary tools to confidently participate in the digital world.

Project deliverables are available in the following language(s):

English

French

OPC Funded Project

This project received funding support through the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Contributions Program. The opinions expressed in the summary and report(s) are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Summaries have been provided by the project authors. Please note that the projects appear in their language of origin.

Contact Information

ACORN Canada
1324 Danforth Ave. Suite 2
Toronto, Ontario
M4J 1M9

Telephone: 416-461-5322

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