Data brokers : a look at the Canadian and American landscape / report prepared by the Research Group of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. : IP54-69/2014E-PDF

The practice of compiling and selling individuals’ personal information by data brokers for marketing or other purposes raises privacy concerns. These concerns result, in part, from a lack of transparency and openness and the challenges individuals face in trying to exert control over their information. This paper is aimed at providing individuals and businesses with an examination of the privacy regulatory environment in Canada and the United States, and the privacy compliance requirements for data brokers based in other jurisdictions when doing business in Canada. As individuals are made aware of the privacy compliance requirements for data brokers operating in Canada, they will be better informed to exercise their consent and control choices. In addition, as data brokers have a better understanding of their privacy obligations, it should help inform their practices to support consumer control, trust, and transparency. The paper is based, in part, on research on data brokers funded through the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Contributions Program.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
Title Data brokers : a look at the Canadian and American landscape / report prepared by the Research Group of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Les courtiers en données, regard sur les paysages canadien et américain.
“September 2014.”
Includes bibliographic references.
Publishing information Gatineau : Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, 2014.
Description 13 p.
Catalogue number
  • IP54-69/2014E-PDF
Subject terms Personal information
Personal information banks
Privacy
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