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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.


National Digital and Data Consultations

Submission to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Date delivered:
Address by: Daniel Therrien
Event: IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018
Advice to Parliament

Revitalizing access to information

Submission of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

Date delivered:
Address by: Jennifer Stoddart
Event: Library of Parliament
Report to Parliament

Privacy Act reform

Extract from the Privacy Act Annual Reports to Parliament 2007-2008

Showing items 21 through 30 of 37.

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