Landlords and tenants

Individuals have a high expectation of privacy when it comes to their living space. At the same time, owners of rental housing units have a legitimate interest in ensuring the safety and security of both renters and property.

The landlord-tenant relationship can involve the collection, use and disclosure of significant amounts of personal information. Landlords are required to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), Canada’s federal private sector privacy law, or similar provincial legislation.

Find out more about tenants’ privacy rights and landlords’ privacy obligations by exploring the links on this page.

Privacy in the Landlord and Tenant Relationship

Read answers to questions frequently asked by tenants about privacy rights.

10 Privacy Tips for the Rental Housing Sector

Find tips for landlords that address common privacy issues in the rental housing sector.

Investigations of businesses in the rental housing sector

Access links to investigations conducted by the OPC under PIPEDA in the rental housing sector.

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