Privacy in the Government of Canada (I702)


Type: Classroom
Duration: 07:30 hours
Status: Active

Federal employees working in access to information and privacy (ATIP) offices, as well as those whose responsibilities include tasks related to safeguarding personal information, must be familiar with the Privacy Act. This course provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of access to information and privacy specialists with regard to the processing and protection of personal information held by the government. Participants will learn how to process personal information throughout its retention period as well as how to manage privacy breaches and conduct privacy impact assessments (PIAs).

Topics include:

  • definition of personal information
  • best administrative practices in processing personal information
  • personal information banks and Info Source
  • privacy breaches—processing and prevention
  • privacy impact assessments


The course Fundamentals of Access to Information and Privacy (I015) is a prerequisite for this learning activity.

More about this course
  • Topics: Information management
  • Community: Employees; Functional specialists
  • Audience: Information management specialists
  • Business line: GC and Public Sector Skills
  • Provider: Canada School of Public Service

Upcoming offerings

There are no available offerings for this course at the moment.

All on-site classroom courses have been suspended until further notice. However, virtual classroom and online self-paced courses, including required training and language maintenance tools, remain available for registration through your GCcampus account.

Note: GCcampus is accessible through public networks. You do not need to connect to the GC network to log in.



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