Access to Information and Privacy
The Access to Information Act gives every Canadian citizen, permanent resident, individual or corporation in Canada the right to request access to records that are under the control of federal government institutions, regardless of their format.
The purpose of the Privacy Act is to protect the privacy of individuals with respect to their personal information. This Act governs the federal government's collection, retention, use and disclosure of that information. It also provides individuals with a right of access to their personal information.
- How to make an Access to Information Request
- How to Make a Personal Information Request
- Timeframe for Responding to Access and Privacy Requests
- Principles for Assisting Applicants
- Completed Access to Information Requests
- Privacy Impact Assessments
- Frequently Asked Questions.
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