In today’s society, personal information is collected and used extensively, by individuals and organizations, for a variety of reasons. Advances in technology have a particularly significant impact on the ease with which personal information can be collected, used, shared and combined, introducing new challenges for the protection of personal information.
Explore the topics on this page to learn about privacy issues and find a wide variety of useful information for individuals, businesses and federal institutions.
Learn about individuals’ rights and organizations’ obligations with respect to accessing personal information.
Find information about behavioural/targeted advertising, cookies and spam.
Find information about requirements and best practices for collecting personal information in accordance with PIPEDA, including information about consent and identification and authentication.
Learn more about privacy issues related to health, and genetic information, as well as other information about the body.
Access information, advice and guidance related to the protection and use of identity documents, identification and authentication processes, and identity theft.
Find information about tenants’ privacy rights and landlords’ privacy obligations under PIPEDA.
Find guidance for businesses and federal institutions with respect to outsourcing and privacy.
Access guidance for organizations and information for individuals about privacy issues related to cross-border transfers of personal information.
Find links to information, guidance, research and education resources related to kids and privacy.
Find information about privacy issues that may arise in the workplace, as well as advice for employees and employers about respecting and protecting privacy.
Learn more about privacy breaches and how organizations should respond if they experience a breach.
Access tips and guidance for federal government institutions conducting privacy impact assessments.
Learn about the various laws in Canada that protect privacy, as well as the OPC’s role in overseeing PIPEDA and the Privacy Act.
Find information for individuals and organizations about privacy policies.
Find general resources designed to help individuals protect their personal information and privacy rights.
Learn about some of the privacy issues that arise in the context of public safety and law enforcement, and find information on how federal privacy laws apply.
Access information, tools and guidance for businesses on how to fulfil their responsibilities to ensure personal information is safeguarded.
Learn about the privacy issues and challenges associated with surveillance and monitoring activities, and find guidance for organizations on video surveillance.
Access information, advice and guidance for individuals on online privacy and digital devices, as well as guidance for businesses on mobile devices in the workplace and app development.
Find information for individuals about how Canada’s two federal privacy laws protect the right to privacy.
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