Fandom

The IT Law Wiki

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

32,191pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Overview Edit

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada was established in 1983 following the passage of the Privacy Act, which governs the personal information-handling practices of federal departments and agencies. The duties of the OPC were extended to the private sector when the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) was fully implemented in 2004.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada:

  • reports directly to Parliament on issues that touch on the privacy rights of Canadians;
  • answers public inquiries and investigates complaints;
  • conducts audits of the privacy policies and practices of federal government departments and agencies, as well as private companies, and advises them on their obligations;
  • conducts and commissions research,
  • may take cases to Federal Court, and
  • engages in public education and outreach.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki