Canadian privacy regulators issue companion pieces to resolution on best interests of young people

October 17, 2023

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and privacy regulators from across Canada, including the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, have released two companion documents to support a recent joint resolution aimed at strengthening privacy protections for young people.

The resolution was adopted by federal, provincial and territorial privacy regulators during their annual meeting held earlier this month.

Putting best interests of young people at the forefront of privacy and access to personal information offers additional guidance for organizations about how they can concretely address the principles set out in the resolution – for example, how to build in young people’s privacy and best interests by design and how to be transparent.

Meanwhile, How organizations can help protect young people online is aimed at young people and those who care for them. It explains the contents of the resolution in plain language and shares steps that organizations should take to protect young people’s privacy.

For more information:

Elaine Schiman
Communications Manager
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
Mobile: (587) 983-8766

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