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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.

Submission

Revitalizing access to information

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

Speech
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

Advice to Parliament

Recommendations

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart's opening statement to the before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics on the Privacy Act Reform

Advice to Parliament

Reforming the Privacy Act – A Chronology of Recommendations

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart's opening statement to the before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics on the Privacy Act Reform

Report to Parliament

Privacy Act reform

Extract from the Privacy Act Annual Reports to Parliament 2006-2007

Report to Parliament

Privacy Act reform

Extract from the Privacy Act Annual Reports to Parliament 2005-2006

Report to Parliament

Privacy Act Reform

Extract from the Annual Reports to Parliament on the Privacy Act 2004-2005

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