Privacy laws in Canada
There are a number of laws in Canada that relate to privacy rights, and there are various government organizations and agencies responsible for overseeing compliance with these laws.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) oversees compliance with two federal privacy laws:
- The Privacy Act, which covers the personal information-handling practices of federal government departments and agencies.
- The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which covers the personal information-handling practices of many businesses.
Explore this page to learn more about privacy legislation in Canada.
Read a basic explanation of privacy laws in Canada, who oversees them and the issues to which they apply.
Find information about Canada’s federal private-sector privacy law.
Find information about the privacy law that applies to Canada’s federal government departments and agencies.
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