The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) recently issued a call for proposals under its 2019-2020 Contributions Program, which funds independent privacy research and related knowledge translation initiatives.
Amount: up to $50,000 (up to $100,000 for “design jams”) over one year
Faculty Research Office: 5 days prior to agency deadline. (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least one week – contact Karen Kueneman)
Research Western: 5 days prior to agency deadline
OPC: November 14, 2018
Description: The Office is inviting research and knowledge translation applications that advance its strategic privacy priorities. As in past years, the Office is interested in funding innovative initiatives that seek to better understand and address issues related to our priorities.
In addition, the OPC is particularly interested in funding one or more “design jams” on consent, meaning design sessions on the topic of consenting to the use of our personal information. A “design jam” is a collaborative sprint to solve a specific problem; it can last a few days and bring together a variety of specialists. The objective is to prepare one or more prototypes, which can be refined and/or made public.
All proposals must address issues that fall within the scope of the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which sets ground rules for how organizations may collect, use or disclose information about individuals in the course of commercial activities. Proposals must also touch on at least one of the OPC’s strategic privacy priorities.
Eligibility: Applicants must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western.
For program information, contact:
Manager, Contributions Program
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada