Giving individuals access to their personal information
Canada’s two federal privacy laws – the Privacy Act, which applies to federal government institutions, and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which applies to many private-sector organizations—give people a right to access the personal information organizations hold about them.
The laws require organizations to provide individuals with timely access to their personal information and to correct errors.
This page offers links to information about providing access for businesses and federal institutions.
Find information for businesses about providing individuals with access to their personal information.
Read OPC guidance for ATIP coordinators within federal institutions about providing individuals with timely access to personal information.
Guidance for organizations to avoid the mishandling of personal account information when multiple household or family members are involved.
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