The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada provides advice and information for individuals about protecting personal information. We also enforce two federal privacy laws that set out the rules for how federal government institutions and certain businesses must handle personal information.
Learn more about our Office and the strategic privacy priorities guiding our work.
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Social insurance numbers
Find advice for individuals and guidance for organizations about the use and protection of SINs.
Information and advice to help individuals guard against identity theft and report if it occurs.
Access information on issues related to privacy on the Internet, including cloud computing, social networking and spam.
Accessing your personal information
Learn how to access your personal information held by either businesses or the federal government.
How to raise a privacy concern with an organization
Helpful tips for challenging an organization about how it is handling your personal information.
Overview of privacy legislation in Canada
Read a basic explanation of privacy laws in Canada, who oversees them and the issues to which they apply.
The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
Find information about Canada’s federal private-sector privacy law.
The Privacy Act
Find information about the privacy law that applies to Canada’s federal government departments and agencies.
Learn about the OPC’s investigations into privacy complaints.
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This year, Canada Day is a big one! School’s (finally) out, there’s a long weekend ahead and celebrations abound with Canada 150. If you’re in town for the long weekend, don’t fret, there’s plenty to see and do – with many free Canada Day events happening across the city and GTA.
Round off your Canada Day with a spectacular fireworks celebration.