Privacy Act Reform

In 2006, the OPC tabled with the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics a comprehensive document entitled Government Accountability for Personal Information: Reforming the Privacy Act. In early 2008, we prepared an Addendum to that document, discussing how events of the past two years illustrate the ongoing need for reform of the Act.

While we wait for a comprehensive modernization initiative, there are some relatively simple changes which would be of significant benefit to Canadians. The 10 Quick Fix changes we are currently proposing to the Privacy Act are not meant to be the definitive statement on Privacy Act reform.