Privacy Management Programs

A privacy management program (PMP) ensures that privacy is built into all initiatives, programs or services and assists organizations in meeting their legislative privacy obligations. The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) has created step-by-step guidance on how to implement such a program. The OIPC will be applying these guidelines in our privacy investigations when looking for indications of accountable privacy management.

The OIPC has received requests for additional support tools to assist with PMP development. In response, we have developed a Gap Analysis tool, leveraging a similar resource developed by OIPC Nova Scotia. The gap analysis provides detailed information about each element of a privacy management program, with the goal of identifying strengths and areas for improvement.

The OIPC is available to deliver training sessions in relation to PMPs upon request. Below are presentations previously delivered by the OIPC in relation to development of PMPs, however, training can be tailored to suit your needs. Additional training will be posted here as it become available.

Details of the OIPC's Privacy Management Program PDF document opens in new window PDF document (59 KB).