Access to information and privacy protection

The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act provide Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or any person or entity present in Canada the right to obtain information — in any format — that is under the control of a government institution.

Access to Information Act

The Access to Information Act gives individuals the right to access records under the control of a federal government institution.

Privacy Act

The Privacy Act protects the personal information of individuals that is held by a government institution.

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