Privacy policies and guidance
Policy instruments and tools to policy instruments and tools support the administration of the Government of Canada’s privacy program. Learn more about the roles, responsibilities and best practices of government institutions subject to the Privacy Act in protecting your privacy and facilitating access to your personal information.
The Playbook summarizes important and timely privacy guidance in one place.
Policy on Privacy Protection; Directives on: Privacy Practices, Privacy Impact Assessments, Personal Information Requests and Correction of Personal Information, Social Insurance Number
Notices providing guidance on the interpretation and application of the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act and their related instruments
Six steps to consider when responding to suspected or actual privacy breaches
Advice to federal government institutions whenever they consider contracting out activities in which personal information about Canadians is handled or accessed by private sector agencies under contract
Outlines common principles for the sharing or exchanging of personal information with other governments
Template can be modified as needed based on the program or activity
Instructions for the decentralized self-publishing of Information About Programs and Information Holdings (formerly Info Source)
Form to help institutions meet their obligations to submit statistical reports annually
Information to assist in the determination of appropriate delegation under the Acts
Confidences of the King’s Privy Council for Canada: subsection 70(1) of the Privacy Act
Ten principles to be followed when processing requests
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