In today’s society, personal information is collected and used extensively, by individuals and organizations, for a variety of reasons. Advances in technology have a particularly significant impact on the ease with which personal information can be collected, used, shared and combined, introducing new challenges for the protection of personal information.
Explore the topics on this page to learn about privacy issues and find a wide variety of useful information for individuals, businesses and federal institutions.
Businesses (PIPEDA), government (Privacy Act), provinces, sectors
Screening, customs, outsourcing, transferring data
Protecting, appropriate uses
Your rights, protection tips, children, online, devices, raising concerns and complaints
Requests to businesses and federal government, obligations for organizations
Tenant rights, information collection, landlord obligations
Find guidance for businesses and federal institutions with respect to outsourcing and privacy.
Video surveillance by businesses and governments, police, financial tracking, public safety
Businesses, federal institutions, processes and reports of findings
Access guidance for organizations and information for individuals about privacy issues related to cross-border transfers of personal information.
Find links to information, guidance, research and education resources related to kids and privacy.
Employers, human resources (HR), work devices, online services
Genetic testing, biometrics, health privacy, health emergencies
Learn more about privacy breaches and how organizations should respond if they experience a breach.
Identification and authentication, identity theft
Access tips and guidance for federal government institutions conducting privacy impact assessments.
Internet, metadata, Internet of Things, online tracking and cookies, mobile and digital devices, faxes
Find information for individuals and organizations about privacy policies.
Access information, tools and guidance for businesses on how to fulfil their responsibilities to ensure personal information is safeguarded.
Find information for individuals about how Canada’s two federal privacy laws protect the right to privacy.
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