|Country or territory:||Canada (federal)|
|Organisation:||Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada|
|Chair:||Daniel Therrien (since June 5, 2014)|
|Location/address:||1st floor – 30, rue Victoria
|Primary contact:||Miguel Bernal-Castillero
|Number of staff:||203 (172 indeterminate employees)|
|Founding Act or Law:||Privacy Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-1) – public sector legislation.
Also oversees the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) (S.C. 2000, c. 5) – private sector legislation.
|Online profile (website, social media, etc.):||Website: priv.gc.ca
|General description of activities:||The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is an Officer of Parliament who reports directly to the House of Commons and the Senate.
The Commissioner is an advocate for the privacy rights of Canadians and his powers include:
|General description of enforcement actions (powers of investigation, inspection and/or sanction):||As a public advocate for the privacy rights of Canadians, the Commissioner carries out the following enforcement activities:
Advising on, and review, privacy impact assessments (PIAs) of new and existing government initiatives.
|Number of decisions, opinions, recommendations in previous year:||Privacy Act (last published results from our 2014-15 Annual Report): 1907 complaints closed.
PIPEDA (last published results from our 2014 Annual Report): 375 complaints closed; 33 findings included public recommendations.
|Significant decisions, opinions or recommendations:||Privacy Act: 10 summaries of significant decisions for 2014-15, our most recent published results. All published Findings under the Privacy Act are available online.
All Annual Reports for previous years are also available online.