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September 13, 2013

Special Call for Proposals

OPC Announces Funding for Privacy Research Symposium

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a special call for proposals to organise and host the second Pathways to Privacy Research Symposium.

The first symposium, which was held in 2012, showcased privacy-related research and public education projects funded by the OPC Contributions Program and other relevant funders who collaborated in organizing the event. It was attended by over 130 participants representing a wide variety of potential end-users, including academia, government, private sector, parliamentarians, non-profit organizations, and privacy regulators. The symposium format provided a unique forum for generating privacy awareness and discussion.

With this special call for proposal, the OPC hopes to build on the successes of the first Pathways to Privacy Research Symposium, while introducing some fresh thinking and new perspectives to the event.

The OPC is making $50,000 available for this initiative. Eligible organizations must submit proposals in accordance with the established parameters, as outlined in the Call for Proposals and the Applicants Guide, by Monday, September 30, 2013.

While funding for the symposium is being made available through the OPC Contributions Program, it should be noted that this is a special initiative and not part of the larger annual call for proposals.

The OPC will issue the annual call for proposals for the 2014-15 Contributions Program next month, so stay tuned for more information about available funding for independent privacy research and related knowledge translation initiatives.

For enquiries from potential applicants, please contact:

François Cadieux
Senior Research Analyst (Contributions Program)
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Tel.: (613) 947-3090

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