Access to information and privacy

Protection of individual's privacy and personal information held by the government. Access to information that is contained in government records.

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Access to Information, Policy on

Provides direction to government institutions for effectively and consistently administering the Access to Information Act and Regulations. 

Privacy Protection, Policy on

Provides direction to government institutions to ensure compliance with the Privacy Act. 

Policy sub-topics:

Access to information

Access to Information Act, Interim Directive on the Administration of the

Provides direction to government institutions on efficiently and consistently processing access to information and privacy requests. 

Access to Information, Policy on

Provides direction to government institutions for effectively and consistently administering the Access to Information Act and Regulations. 

Access to information and privacy

Access to Information, Policy on

Provides direction to government institutions for effectively and consistently administering the Access to Information Act and Regulations. 

Privacy Protection, Policy on

Provides direction to government institutions to ensure compliance with the Privacy Act. 

Privacy protection

Privacy and Web Analytics, Standard on

Aims to facilitate the use of web analytics in accordance with sound privacy practices that safeguard the privacy of visitors to Government of Canada websites. 

Privacy Impact Assessment, Directive on

Provides direction to government institutions on how to assess the privacy impacts of new or substantially modified programs or activities involving the creation, collection and handling of personal information. 

Privacy Practices, Directive on

Provides direction to government institutions on how to implement effective privacy practices. 

Privacy Protection, Policy on

Provides direction to government institutions to ensure compliance with the Privacy Act. 

Privacy Requests and Correction of Personal Information, Directive on

Provides direction to government institutions on how to respond to personal information requests. 

Social Insurance Number, Directive on

Provides direction to government institutions on how the social insurance number (SIN) can be collected, used and disclosed, as well as methods to establish policy authority for a new collection or new consistent use of the SIN. 

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