Research

Contributions Program: Privacy Research and Related Knowledge Translation Initiatives Funded by the OPC

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s (OPC) Contributions Program funds independent privacy research and related knowledge translation initiatives. Researchers are encouraged to propose projects that generate new ideas, approaches, and knowledge about privacy that organizations can apply to better safeguard personal information and/or that individual Canadians can use to make more informed decisions about protecting their privacy.

Created in 2004 to support independent, non-profit research on privacy, further privacy policy development, and promote the protection of personal information in Canada, the Contributions Program is considered one of the foremost privacy research funding programs in the world.

Program News

Contributions Program 2015-2016

The call for proposals for the 2015-2016 program is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who submitted proposals. We are currently reviewing the submissions and we will be announcing the funded projects in the spring. For more information, please contact François Cadieux, Senior Research Analyst, at contrib@priv.gc.ca.

OPC Awards Funding for 2015 Privacy Research Symposium

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has awarded funding to the The Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CLTS) to organize and host the third Pathways to Privacy Research Symposium. The theme of the CLTS event will be “A Return to First Principles for Privacy at the Cutting-Edge,” and it will take place on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at University of Ottawa in Tabaret Hall. Read more…

Contributions Program 2014-2015

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has announced the recipients of its 2014-2015 Contributions Program. The Office is providing over $470,000 this year for nine new independent research and knowledge translation projects that will explore emerging and evolving privacy issues.

Contributions Program 2013-2014

Looking for some fresh thinking about privacy issues and challenges? We have begun posting the final summaries for the most recently completed privacy research and public education projects funded by the OPC’s Contributions Program:

For more information, please contact François Cadieux, Senior Research Analyst, at contrib@priv.gc.ca.

Real Results: Protecting privacy rights through innovative research

Real Results highlights a handful of independent cutting-edge projects funded through the OPC’s Contributions Program. Read how these researchers are generating new ideas, approaches and information about privacy in Canada, and how their work has impacted Canadians.

 

For more information, please contact François Cadieux, Senior Research Analyst, at contrib@priv.gc.ca.