Access to Information and Privacy

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Global Affairs Canada has an established Access to Information and Privacy Protection Division to process formal requests made under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. In this section will find information on:

Access to Information Act

The Access to Information Act gives Canadian citizens and permanent residents as well as individuals and corporations present in Canada the right to seek access to federally controlled information and records.

Privacy Act

The Privacy Act provides Canadian citizens and individuals present in Canada the right to seek access to their personal information that is held by the federal government. It also governs the collection, use, disclosure, retention and disposal of personal information.

Global Affairs Canada is committed to protecting information collected to administer its programs and adheres to the requirements of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

How to submit an Access to Information or Privacy Act request:

Submitting an online request

Using the ATIP online request service, is a faster, easier and more convenient way to submit access to information or privacy requests. Apply online to save time.

Mailing your request - Access to Information Act

To make a request by mail under the Access to Information Act you may either submit your request on the official form provided by the Treasury Board Secretariat or you may write to us stating what information you are seeking. Your request should be forwarded to the following address:

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Mailing your Request - Privacy Act

To make a request by mail under the Privacy Act, you may either submit your request on the official form provided by the Treasury Board Secretariat or you may write to us stating what personal information you are seeking. Your request should be sent to:

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