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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:

Explore this page to learn more about privacy legislation in Canada.

Summary of privacy laws in Canada

Basic explanation of privacy laws in Canada, who oversees them and who they apply to.

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

Find information about Canada’s federal private-sector privacy law.

The Privacy Act

Find information about the privacy law that applies to Canada’s federal government departments and agencies.

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