Protecting applicants’ privacy

The Government of Canada takes its privacy and security obligations very seriously.

We work with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to make sure there is appropriate protection of your personal information when we collect, use and share biometric information.

IRCC’s biometrics collection services are subject to extensive information quality and service delivery standards to ensure the security, privacy and protection of personal information.

Technical safeguards are in place to make sure that your information is collected, stored and transmitted securely using encryption. These measures prevent unauthorized access to your information.

Your information is deleted from the collection system once it has been successfully transmitted to the Canadian Immigration Biometrics Identification System.

Your information will only be shared with partner countries in a manner that respects privacy laws, civil liberties and human rights, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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