Privacy Act compliance help
The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) is responsible for preparing policy instruments concerning the operation of the Privacy Act and its regulations. This includes issuing directives and guidelines related to the Privacy Act.
However, as the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) is responsible for overseeing compliance with the Act, it has also developed some information and guidance to help federal institutions better understand their obligations and the OPC’s expectations, and improve their personal information handling practices.
Access tips and guidance for federal government institutions conducting privacy impact assessments.
Learn about the analytical framework and basic steps used by the OPC when examining new public safety measures.
Read OPC guidance for ATIP coordinators within federal institutions about providing individuals with timely access to personal information.
Find guidelines for administrative tribunals contemplating the publication of their decisions online.
Guidelines for the Use of Video Surveillance of Public Places by Police and Law Enforcement Authorities
Find information and guidelines for police and other law enforcement authorities on the use of video surveillance in public places in manner that respects privacy law.
Find guidance for organizations developing and implementing retention and disposal practices for personal information.
Learn about the provision in the Privacy Act that sets out circumstances in which government institutions may choose to disclose personal information in the public interest without consent.
Find information and links related to outsourcing the processing of data and the Privacy Act.
Find information to help organizations reduce the risks associated with using portable storage devices to store personal information.
Find information about the complaint investigation process and what is expected of complainants and implicated federal institutions.
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