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.
Guidelines, demonstrable need, policies
Disclosures without consent, public interest, Section 8(2)(m), notify OPC
Personal information, reasonable expectations, program development, oversight
Find guidelines for administrative tribunals contemplating the publication of their decisions online.
Exceptions to access rights, timeliness, complaints
Find guidance for organizations developing and implementing retention and disposal practices for personal information.
Process, obligations, timing
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.
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