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January 28, 2020

OPC launches a privacy presentation package aimed to get Canadians talking on Data Privacy Day

On January 28, Canada joins many countries around the world in marking Data Privacy Day with the goal of informing and empowering individuals and organizations to take action to better protect privacy and safeguard personal data.

This year, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has published a privacy presentation package designed to open a discussion of the ongoing challenges to privacy. The presentation is for community groups, educators, parents, librarians and anyone else who wants to learn more.

We want to help get a conversation started at home, at the library and in other community meeting places. It is about identifying risks to privacy, protecting personal information and making your own choices on how your personal data is used.

Topics addressed include:

  • Privacy rights and personal information
  • Businesses’ obligations to protect privacy
  • Privacy settings and passwords
  • Staying safe on social media and the web
  • Avoiding identity theft and spam threats

Canada has observed Data Privacy Day on January 28 since 2008. The day commemorates the 1981 signing of the first legally binding international treaty on privacy and data protection.

For more information on Data Privacy Day, visit the official Data Privacy Day website, hosted by

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