Privacy Act - Annual Report 2019-20

Privacy Act - Annual Report 2019-20 he Privacy Act (Revised Statute of Canada 1985, Chapter P-21) was proclaimed on July 1, 1983. The Privacy Act extends to individual Canadian citizens and permanent residents, the right of access to information about themselves held by the government, subject to specific and limited exceptions. The Privacy Act also protects the individual's right to privacy by preventing others from having access to personal information and gives individuals substantial control over its collection and use. Section 72 of the Privacy Act requires that the head of every government institution prepare an annual report on the administration of the Privacy Act within the institution during each financial year for submission to Parliament. This annual report is submitted by the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying (OCL) in accordance with the Privacy Act. It describes how the OCL fulfilled its responsibilities in fiscal year 2019-20. 2020-11-23 Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Government and PoliticsPrivacy ActOCL Privacy Act - Annual Report 2019-20HTML https://lobbycanada.gc.ca/en/reports-and-publications/privacy-act-annual-report-2019-2020/ Privacy Act - Annual Report 2019-20HTML https://lobbycanada.gc.ca/fr/rapports-et-publications/loi-sur-la-protection-des-renseignements-personnels-rapport-annuel-2019-2020/

he Privacy Act (Revised Statute of Canada 1985, Chapter P-21) was proclaimed on July 1, 1983. The Privacy Act extends to individual Canadian citizens and permanent residents, the right of access to information about themselves held by the government, subject to specific and limited exceptions. The Privacy Act also protects the individual's right to privacy by preventing others from having access to personal information and gives individuals substantial control over its collection and use.

Section 72 of the Privacy Act requires that the head of every government institution prepare an annual report on the administration of the Privacy Act within the institution during each financial year for submission to Parliament.

This annual report is submitted by the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying (OCL) in accordance with the Privacy Act. It describes how the OCL fulfilled its responsibilities in fiscal year 2019-20.

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