A Guide for Individuals Protecting Your Privacy

Key Questions: What are the laws with respect to information privacy in Canada? What are my rights with respect to information privacy? How can I protect my personal health information?

This guide offers individuals an overview of the role of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's Office and Canada’s two federal privacy laws: the Privacy Act, which applies to the federal public sector, and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

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Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

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PIPEDA for Individuals

  • Introduction
  • About the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • Overview of the privacy protections in the federal government
  • Overview of Canada's federal private sector privacy law
  • Learn more about your privacy rights