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Personal information transferred across borders

Today's globally interdependent economy relies on international flows of information. Cross-border transfers of personal information do, however, raise some legitimate privacy issues. Canada's federal privacy laws do not prohibit the outsourcing of data processing to another jurisdiction, whether by the private sector or a federal institution. However, individuals should expect that their information is protected and handled appropriately, regardless of where it's processed.

The links on this page contain information and guidance for organizations that outsource the processing of information, including outside Canada. Individuals can also find information about their privacy rights in an increasingly borderless world.


Find guidance for businesses and federal institutions with respect to outsourcing and privacy.

What Canadians Can Do to Protect Their Personal Information Transferred Across Borders

Find information and advice for Canadians on how to protect their personal information that is transferred across borders.

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