Privacy impact assessment summaries

A privacy impact assessment (PIA) is a process used to determine how a program or service could affect the privacy of an individual. It can also help to avoid or lessen possible negative effects on privacy that might result from a program or service. Also, a PIA is a way for the federal government to state its commitment to protect the privacy of individuals. PIAs promote transparency and accountability, and contribute to continued public confidence in the way the government manages personal information.

PIA summaries

At the links listed by fiscal year below, you can find summaries of the results of PIAs that the Canada Revenue Agency has conducted.

2014-2015 and earlier 

Directive on Privacy Impact Assessment

On the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Web site, you can get information for the Directive on Privacy Impact Assessment. This directive requires federal departments and agencies to conduct PIAs when:

  • new programs or services raise privacy issues; or
  • changes to programs or services affect the way personal information is collected, used, or disclosed.

More information

If you have questions about our PIA summaries, please contact:

Program Support and Training Group
Access to Information and Privacy Directorate
555 MacKenzie Avenue, 5th Floor
Ottawa ON  K1A 0L5

613-960-5393 (Ottawa area)
1-866-333-5402 (toll free)


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