Privacy Act compliance help
The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) is responsible for preparing policy instruments concerning the operation of the Privacy Act and its regulations. This includes issuing directives and guidelines related to the Privacy Act.
However, as the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) is responsible for overseeing compliance with the Act, it has also developed some information and guidance to help federal institutions better understand their obligations and the OPC’s expectations, and improve their personal information handling practices.
Personal information, reasonable expectations, program development, oversight
Find guidelines for administrative tribunals contemplating the publication of their decisions online.
Exceptions to access rights, timeliness, complaints
Guidance, relevant investigations
Guidance, disclosures without consent, public interest, Section 8(2)(m), notify OPC
Principles, best practices
Guidelines, demonstrable need, policies
Process, obligations, timing
Policies, protection tips
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