Privacy and access to your personal information in the federal government

The Privacy Act gives Canadians the right to access personal information held by the government and protection of that information against unauthorized use and disclosure. This page provides links to the Privacy Act, its policy instruments and tools supporting the administration of the legislation.

Personal information requests, procedures and forms

There are multiple ways to submit a personal information request. Requests should be directed to the institution that has control of the records.

Act and Policy Instruments

Guidance, Best Practices and Tools

Reports

Links of Interest

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