Privacy Commissioner of Canada
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is an Officer of Parliament who reports directly to the House of Commons and the Senate.
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is an advocate for the privacy rights of Canadians and her powers include:
- Investigating complaints, conducting audits and pursuing court action under two federal laws;
- Publicly reporting on the personal information-handling practices of public and private sector organizations;
- Supporting, undertaking and publishing research into privacy issues; and
- Promoting public awareness and understanding of privacy issues.
Industry Canada – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada portion of the Industry Canada site contains questions and answers to help health practitioners understand PIPEDA (https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/privacy-topics/privacy-laws-in-canada/the-personal-information-protection-and-electronic-documents-act-pipeda/pipeda-compliance-help/pipeda-interpretation-bulletins/). These questions and answers were developed by Health Canada in consultation with the following organizations: Canadian Psychological Association, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Nurses Association, Canadian Healthcare Association, Canadian Dental Association and Canadian Pharmacists Association.