Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Protecting and promoting privacy rights
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.
OPC services during the COVID-19 outbreak
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating challenges for individuals, agencies and organizations alike.
Most OPC staff are teleworking and able to provide services as usual, however from time to time, there may be delays in responding to requests.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Frequently asked about topics
Learn how to access your personal information held by either businesses or the federal government.
Helpful tips for challenging an organization about how it is handling your personal information.
Basic explanation of privacy laws in Canada, who oversees them and who they apply to.
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.
Find information about Canada’s federal private-sector privacy law.
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.
Get the latest news and information from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
OPC releases results of investigation into complaint about outsourcing of bank’s fraud claim processing
Federal and Ontario privacy commissioners support use of COVID Alert application subject to ongoing monitoring of its privacy protections and effectiveness
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