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OPC publishes updated guidance on public interest disclosures by federal institutions under the Privacy Act

April 21, 2022

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada today published an updated guidance for federal institutions on disclosures of personal information under paragraph 8(2)(m). The updated guidance clarifies what is an appropriate use of paragraph 8(2)(m) and gives tips for applying the invasion-of-privacy test as well as alternatives to disclosure under paragraph 8(2)(m).

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