Media Advisory

Tabling of the Privacy Commissioner’s annual report

OTTAWA – The Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s latest annual report is expected to be tabled in Parliament on Thursday, September 21th, 2017 at approximately 10 a.m. ET.

The annual report includes the results of the Commissioner’s study on the issue of consent, including recommendations for legislative reform and other solutions to help empower Canadians to better control how their personal information is collected and used by companies in the digital age.

The 2016-17 report also highlights key public sector issues, including the findings of recent high-profile investigations, as well as reviews related to national security, including how the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act (SCISA) was implemented after coming into force in 2015.

Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien will hold a news conference to discuss his annual report. Journalists outside of Ottawa may participate via teleconference.

News conference details:

Date:   Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time:   1 p.m. ET

Where: National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Journalists in Ottawa who wish to attend the news conference in person and who are not members of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery will require accreditation from the gallery in advance. For more information, contact Marc Fortier at marc.fortier@parl.gc.ca.

Call-in information: Journalists outside of Ottawa may call to join the news conference. For that number, please email communications@priv.gc.ca.

Note: Immediately after the tabling, the annual report will be available on the Privacy Commissioner’s website at www.priv.gc.ca. Due to reductions in print production, paper copies will not be available.

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For more information, please contact:

Valerie Lawton
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Valerie.Lawton@priv.gc.ca

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