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OPC announces completion of Contributions Program projects for 2021-2022 cycle

November 17, 2022

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) announced today the completion of projects funded during the 2021-2022 Contributions Program cycle. A total of 11 research and public awareness projects focused on the following theme were completed: Protecting privacy in an increasingly digitalized world.

The funded projects addressed cutting-edge matters such as artificial intelligence, central bank digital currencies, commercial virtual health care services, surveillance capitalism, digital identity protection, and the right to privacy in terms of individual and collective rights.

For a list of completed projects with summaries, see Completed Contributions Program projects.

The Contributions Program funds independent privacy research and initiatives that generate new ideas, approaches, and knowledge to help organizations better safeguard personal information and Canadians make more informed decisions about how to protect their privacy.

The Contributions Program was created in 2004 to support arm’s length, non-profit research on privacy, further privacy policy development, and promote the protection of personal information in Canada. Since then, the Program has allocated approximately $8 million to more than 180 projects.

For more information, please contact François Cadieux, Manager, Policy and Research, at or at 613-867-7632.

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