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Privacy Organizations and Advocacy Groups

Electronic Privacy Information Center. "EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It publishes an award-winning e-mail and online newsletter on civil liberties in the information age - the EPIC Alert, and also reports and books about privacy, open government, free speech, and other important topics related to civil liberties."

BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association - FIPA is a non-profit society dedicated to advancing freedom of information and privacy rights in Canada. Information on the site includes an explanation of your privacy rights in Canada, news and a library of information collected on privacy over the past decade.

Online Privacy Alliance - "The OPA is a diverse group of corporations and associations who have come together to introduce and promote business-wide actionsthat create an environment of trust and foster the protection of individuals' privacy online."

Privacy & Access Council of Canada - "The Privacy and Access Council of Canada is an independent, member-based, non-profit, non-partisan and non-governmental national professional association. It's overarching objective is to help privacy, access and data protection professionals succeed." PACC provides a range of Guidance and Fact Sheets to assist in developing and improving organizational data protection policies, procedures and practices.

International Association of Privacy Professionals - IAPP was formed by the merger of the Privacy Officers Association and the Association of Corporate Privacy Officers."IAPP is the world's leading association of privacy and security professionals. With more than 1,000 individual and corporate members, the IAPP is helping define and support the profession of privacy by being a forum for interaction, education discussion across industries." IAPP produces a monthly newsletter on privacy issues.

Privacy Information and Tools

BC's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) - A Guide for Businesses and Organizations from the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act - from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's website. Includes an overview of PIPEDA, responsibilities of business under the Act, tips and good practices. The Privacy Commissioner of Canada's website has a great deal of useful information, including FAQs, consumer guides (your customers may be reading this to see what their rights are under the Act) and the Commissioner's findings with respect to federally regulated companies since PIPEDA was passed in Jan 2001.

Privacy by Design - "Privacy by Design is a concept Dr. Ann Cavoukian developed back in the 90's, to address the ever-growing and systemic effects of Information and Communication Technologies, and of large-scale networked data systems. In October 2010, regulators at the International Conference of Data Protection Authorities and Privacy Commissioners unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an essential component of fundamental privacy protection. Since then, Privacy by Design has developed a global presence and has been translated into 37 languages. Privacy by Design advances the view that the future of privacy cannot be assured solely by compliance with regulatory frameworks; rather, privacy assurance must ideally become an organization's default mode of operation."

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