Data Privacy Day


Held on January 28 each year, Data Privacy Day is intended to promote greater awareness about digital and online privacy, and the impact technology has on our personal information. Visit the official Data Privacy Day website for more information.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has produced posters and web graphics, which you can download and use to promote Data Privacy Day in your organization.

In honour of Data Privacy Day 2016, former Commissioner Denham gave her top privacy tips in a video here.

BC AWARE Campaign


The BC AWARE Campaign aims to unify the various information technology, IT security, privacy, governance, and risk assurance organizations in British Columbia by creating a major privacy and security awareness initiative that each participating organization can embrace as its own.

For more information about BC AWARE events, visit the BC AWARE website.

Privacy Awareness Week


Privacy Awareness Week (PAW), an initiative of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities forum (APPA), is held every year to promote awareness of privacy issues and the importance of protecting personal information.

Activities are held across the Asia Pacific region by APPA members, including Australia (National, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory), Canada (National, British Columbia), Colombia, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Macau, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, and the United States.

The theme for 2018 is "Privacy: From principle to practice," highlighted in OIPC promotional materials and activities May 7-11, 2018.

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Right to Know Week


Right to Know Week is an extension of international Right to Know Day, celebrated on September 28 of each year. The right of access to information is an important human right and is essential for transparent and accountable governance. It also makes it possible for citizens to get more involved in the decision-making processes of government. For more information about Right to Know Week across Canada, visit the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada website.