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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.

Outsourcing for government departments

Guidance, relevant investigations

Retention and disposal

Principles, best practices

Privacy Act investigation process

Process, obligations, timing

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