The Office has responsibilities under the federal Privacy Act 1988. The Privacy Act provides protection for Personal information that is handled by Federal and ACT government agencies and by private sector organisations.
The Commissioner has the power to: investigate complaints; conduct audits; publish information about personal information-handling practices in the public and private sector; take matters to the Federal Court of Canada; conduct research into privacy issues and promote awareness and understanding of privacy issues.
La Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) est l'autorité de contrôle française en matière de protection des données personnelles. Elle protège votre vie privée. The CNIL is the French Data protection authority related to personal data protection. We protect your privacy
The federal law creates an independent Data Protection Commissioner, who, by advising the federal government and individual ministers, ensures that the Data Protection Act is implemented. If the commissioner discovers infringements of the law in the processing of personal data, he can submit a complaint to the competent authority.
The Privacy Commissioner's Office (PCO) is an independent statutory body set up to oversee the enforcement of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) which came into force on 20th December, 1996.
Besides monitoring both data protection and freedom of information in general with an ombudsman-like competence, the Commissioner's tasks are many-sided. detailed description of the Commissioner's tasks in the web site.
The CBP advises the government on data protection issues, gives information to the general public, hear claims concerning possible breaches of the data protection legislation, approves codes of conduct and privacy regulations and has as well investigative power.
The Data Inspectorate, an independent administrative body under the Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Government Administration, was set up in 1980 to ensure enforcement of the Data Register Act of 1978, now made obsolete by the commencement of the Personal Data Act of 2000.
supervises federal and private bodies;
advises private bodies;assists federal and cantonal authorities in the field of data protection; gives his opinion on draft Confederation legislation; cooperates with data protection authorities in Switzerland and abroad; informs the public about his findings and recommendations; maintains and publishes the Register for Data Files
The Federal Trade Commission is educating consumers and businesses about the importance of personal information privacy. Read more about our efforts, what we've learned, and what you can do to protect the privacy of your personal information.
The U.S. Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission developed a "safe harbor" framework in order to bridge different privacy approaches. Certifying to the safe harbor assures that EU organizations know that a U.S. company provides “adequate” privacy protection, as defined by the EU Directive on Data Protection