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July 8, 2016

Call for Proposals

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Announces Funding for 2017 Privacy Research Symposium

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a call for proposals seeking applicants to organize and host the next research symposium in the Office’s Pathways to Privacy series.

The OPC is inviting academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations, including industry associations and trade associations, eligible under its Contributions Program to submit proposals to organize and host an event to be held between January 15 and March 31, 2017. The proposed event should put a strong emphasis on innovation, in terms of both format and themes. The content should prominently feature previously funded projects under the Contributions Program and address one or more of the OPC's privacy priorities: Economics of Personal Information, Government Surveillance, Reputation and Privacy, and Body as Information. 

Innovative research and knowledge translation initiatives can lead to ground-breaking findings and state-of-the-art solutions to today’s privacy challenges. The goal of the Pathways to Privacy series is to expand the reach and application of existing privacy research and knowledge translation projects, so that more people can benefit from this work. It also promotes and encourages a dialogue between the people who do privacy research and those who can apply it in the private or public sectors.

There is a maximum of $50,000 available for this initiative. Eligible organizations must submit proposals in accordance with the established parameters, as outlined in the Applicant’s Guide, by August 15, 2016.

For enquiries from potential applicants, please contact:

François Cadieux
Senior Research Analyst (Contributions Program)
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Tel.: (819) 994-6010

We encourage applicants to submit their proposals electronically at the above noted email address.

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