Privacy and kids

Young people today are early adopters and sophisticated users of new technologies, which they use with ease and enthusiasm.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) believes personal information relating to children and youth is particularly sensitive, especially the younger they are. Children represent a vulnerable segment of the population and companies should make every attempt to avoid collecting their personal information.

Explore the links on this page to find information related to kids and privacy.

Collecting from kids? Ten tips for services aimed at children and youth

Find advice for businesses collecting, using and disclosing the personal information of children and youth.

Gaming consoles and personal information: playing with privacy

Get information and advice on how to protect your personal information while playing online.

Privacy education for kids

Access tools and information developed to help educators and parents engage with kids about privacy.

Youth privacy research

Explore links to research about privacy of children and youth conducted or funded by the OPC.

Investigations of businesses related to kids’ privacy

Access links to investigations of businesses conducted by the OPC under PIPEDA into issues related to the privacy of children and youth.

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