Modernizing Canada’s Privacy Act: What We Heard Report

Justice Canada’s Preliminary Technical Engagement on Privacy Act Modernization

Summer and Fall 2019


This preliminary targeted engagement provided officials with a number of important perspectives and comments from experts, Indigenous groups and Government of Canada institutions. The views gathered during this preliminary engagement will help the Department of Justice better orient its work in developing options for reform for the Privacy Act. This preliminary engagement is an important first phase of a broader external engagement strategy meant to continue the conversation on the modernization of the Privacy Act. Eventually, the Government of Canada plans to engage the broader Canadian public, as it works to develop specific proposals for amendments to the Act.