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OPC signs information-sharing agreement with Nunavut counterpart

December 7, 2021

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Nunavut to facilitate information sharing between the two organizations.

The OPC has signed similar memorandums of understanding with a number of provincial data protection authorities as part of the goal of protecting personal information.

Memorandums of Understanding are helpful because they allow us to share information in those cases where the federal and provincial or territorial regulators have a mutual interest under our respective mandates.  

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) authorizes the OPC to consult, coordinate its activities and share information with its provincial and territorial counterparts. The MOU with Nunavut provides a framework to allow the two organizations to communicate and cooperate about matters arising under PIPEDA and Nunavut’s Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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