Privacy Act Modernization: Engagement with Indigenous Partners – What We Have Learned (so far) and Next Steps

Conclusion and Next Steps

Questions about Privacy Act modernization and its potential impacts on First Nations, Inuit and Métis are complex, important, and will require further engagement with Indigenous partners. As a next step, Justice Canada officials are inviting Indigenous partners to provide input on the ideas for potential changes to the Privacy Act raised in Part 2 of this report.

We would be pleased to meet virtually with representatives from First Nations, Inuit and Métis governments and organizations and/or to receive written comments on the ideas for potential changes. Indigenous governments and organizations are invited to share this report with their citizens and members and to obtain their points of view before providing input and perspectives to us. We also welcome written comments on the questions identified for future discussion, though these questions will be the focus of dedicated engagement activities in the future.

To schedule a meeting or to provide written comments, please send an email to the Privacy Act modernization team at: You may also contact us by postal mail at:

Privacy Act Modernization Initiative
Department of Justice Canada
284 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H8

We invite you to schedule a meeting and/or provide your written comments before April 30, 2022.