Online Privacy Tuesday October 21, 2014

Online Privacy in Canada

Telemarketing (Canada)

The new (2008) national do not call list web site is now up and running, at The National Do Not Call List (DNCL), organized by the CRTC, and the database administered by Bell Canada.

Michael Geist also offers a free national service iOptOut.ca which helps manage DNC notification to exempt or commonly used organizations.

Other Direct Marketing (junk mail)

The Red Dot Campaign and the Canadian Marketing Association's Do Not Contact service.

Stop Spam Here was created as part of the efforts of Canada's Task Force on Spam.

Canadian Government Organizations

For federally regulated issues there is the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Privcom), and Provincial / Territorial Privacy Laws. Health Canada's eHealth which discusses electronic medical records and their privacy and confidentiality.

Canadian Privacy Resources

Professor Michael Geist maintains PrivacyInfo.ca which links and summaries to Canadian privacy resources.

There is also the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (Clinique d'intérêt public et de politique d'internet du Canada) at the University of Ottawa (Université d'Ottawa).