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Businesses and government institutions may, at times, outsource the processing and storage of personal information. Canada’s federal privacy laws do not prevent this; however, privacy issues need to be considered carefully by any organization to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to protect personal information when it is transferred to a third party.

On this page, you will find guidance for businesses and federal institutions with respect to outsourcing and privacy. From here you can also access related information on cloud computing and cross-border transfers of personal information.

Personal information transferred across borders

Access guidance for organizations and information for individuals about privacy issues related to cross-border transfers of personal information.

Privacy and Outsourcing for Federal Institutions

Find information and links related to outsourcing the processing of data and the Privacy Act.

Privacy and Outsourcing for Businesses

Find information related to outsourcing in accordance with PIPEDA.

Cloud computing

Learn about privacy issues related to cloud computing and find guidance for businesses considering the use of cloud computing services.

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