October is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario, and on Tuesday, October 27, I will be wearing purple to show my support for Dress Purple Day.
More and more we’re living online, and cybercriminals know it!
It’s About You: Your File, and Your Rights
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Guidance and Decisions
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner publishes guidance documents to promote compliance with Ontario’s access and privacy laws.
In accordance with Ontario’s privacy and access laws, the Commissioner and her delegates issue decisions, orders, and privacy investigation reports.
How Can We Help You?
File an Appeal
You have the right to file an appeal to our office if you are unsatisfied with a decision made in answer to your freedom of information request.
Make a Privacy Complaint
If you think that your personal information has been improperly collected, used, or disclosed by a public institution, child and family service provider, or by a health sector...
Learn How to File a Freedom of Information Request
You have the right to request access to your personal information or general information held by provincial and municipal government organizations, children’s aid societies, and...
Reaching Out to Ontarians
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Info Matters Podcast
A podcast about people, privacy, and access to information hosted by Patricia Kosseim, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
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Information for Individuals and Organizations
Advice for Individuals
Find out about access and privacy rights and protections in Ontario and how to protect your personal information.
Guidance for Organizations
Find a variety of information and resources designed to help public institutions child and family service providers, and health sector organizations comply with Ontario’s access...
IPC Strategic Priorities
Privacy and Access in a Modern Government
Advance Ontarians’ privacy and access rights by working with public institutions to develop bedrock principles and comprehensive governance frameworks for the responsible and accountable deployment of digital technologies.
Children and Youth in a Digital World
Champion the access and privacy rights of Ontario’s children and youth by promoting their digital literacy and the expansion of their digital rights while holding institutions accountable for protecting the children and youth they serve.
Next-Generation Law Enforcement
Contribute to building public trust in law enforcement by working with relevant partners to develop the necessary guardrails for the adoption of new technologies that protect both public safety and Ontarians’ access and privacy rights.
Trust in Digital Health
Promote confidence in the digital health care system by guiding custodians to respect the privacy and access rights of Ontarians and supporting the pioneering use of personal health information for research and analytics to the extent it serves the public good.