Privacy in the Government of Canada

Product code: COR504


Delivery method

Delivery method

Virtual classroom



9 hours




Functional specialists


Federal employees working in access to information and privacy offices, as well as those whose responsibilities include tasks related to safeguarding personal information, are expected to have a solid understanding of the Privacy Act. This course presents an overview of the customary roles and responsibilities of access to information and privacy (ATIP) specialists regarding 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:

  • defining personal information
  • working with personal information banks and Info Source
  • preventing privacy breaches
  • conducting privacy impact assessments
  • using the best administrative practices in handling personal information


Access to Information and Privacy Fundamentals is a prerequisite for this course.

Legacy course code: I702

Additional upcoming sessions

Date and Time Session code Location Language Status
19 October 2022 09:00 to 11:30 EST COR504-TS-00386-EN Virtual English Full More Info
28 November 2022 13:30 to 16:00 EST COR504-TS-00391-FR Virtual French Full More Info
30 November 2022 13:30 to 16:00 EST COR504-S-00040-EN Virtual English Full More Info
Date modified: 2022-02-07

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