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.
A Matter of Trust: Integrating Privacy and Public Safety in the 21st Century
Personal information, reasonable expectations, program development, oversight
Electronic Disclosure of Personal Information in the Decisions of Administrative Tribunals
Find guidelines for administrative tribunals contemplating the publication of their decisions online.
Guidance for government departments on deemed denials under the Privacy Act
Exceptions to access rights, timeliness, complaints
Outsourcing for government departments
Guidance, relevant investigations
Public interest disclosures by federal institutions under the Privacy Act
Guidance, disclosures without consent, public interest, Section 8(2)(m), notify OPC
Retention and disposal
Principles, best practices
Video surveillance of public places
Guidelines, demonstrable need, policies
Privacy Act investigation process
Process, obligations, timing
Portable storage at federal government departments
Policies, protection tips
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