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Call for proposals from The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Proposed projects on genetic privacy encouraged

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT – The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a call for proposals under its 2014-15 Contributions Program for project proposals aimed at promoting privacy and the protection of personal information in the private sector.

The Contributions Program promotes the advancement of knowledge in Canada by funding independent privacy research and related knowledge translation initiatives. Since its inception over 10 years ago, the Program has helped to generate research touching on a diverse range of topics—from video surveillance to electronic health records to social networking. It has also supported a variety of knowledge translation initiatives aimed at increasing awareness of privacy rights and obligations in Canada.

All proposals must be submitted by January 6, 2014.

If you are interested in generating new ideas, approaches and knowledge about privacy that will help organizations or individuals make informed decisions about protecting personal information, please visit OPC's website to learn more about the OPC Contributions Program and how to apply.

In particular, we also invite potential applicants to consult the following material:

·         Applicant's Guide

·         Application Form (PDF Format)

·         Schedule B (PDF Format)

·         Schedule C (PDF Format)