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Privacy Act reform

The Privacy Act is the law that governs the personal information handling practices of federal government institutions.

The Act was introduced in 1983 and has not had any substantive updates since that time.

Over the years, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has urged the Government to update the Privacy Act to ensure that the law adequately protects Canadians’ rights in an increasingly complex environment.

On this page you will find documents the Office has prepared in relation to Privacy Act reform.

Speech
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Address by: Daniel Therrien
Event: Department of Justice Canada’s PSDI Annual Conference
Speech
Date delivered:
Address by: Daniel Therrien
Event: CIGI National Security Strategy Event Series
Speech
Date delivered:
Address by: Daniel Therrien
Event: Centre for Information and Privacy Law (CIPL) Learning Day hosted by Department of Justice Canada
Joint Resolution

Reinforcing Privacy and Access to Information Rights During and After a Pandemic

Resolution of the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Information and Privacy Commissioners

Letter

Letter to committee members

Letter to INDU and ETHI MPs regarding privacy and the federal government’s COVID Alert and ArriveCAN applications

Letter

Letter to shadow ministers

Letter to shadow ministers regarding privacy and the federal government’s COVID Alert and ArriveCAN applications

Commissioner's Findings: Privacy Act

Statistics Canada: Invasive data initiatives should be redesigned with privacy in mind

Commissioner's Findings 2018-2019 under the Privacy Act

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