Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada – Contributions Program

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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a call for proposals for its Contributions Program, which funds innovative research and public awareness initiatives that seek to better understand and address key and emerging issues related to privacy.

Amount: up to $50,000 over one year (April 1/23 – March 31/24)

Faculty Research Office: 1 week prior to agency deadline. (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least two weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Western Research: 1 week prior to agency deadline
OPC: February 10, 2023

Description: This competition, the OPC is calling for proposals answering to the theme “The future is now! Assessing and managing the privacy impacts of immersive and embeddable technologies.” By “immersive” they mean technologies that merge the physical and virtual worlds, and by “embeddable” they refer to technologies that are capable of reaching deep inside an individual and deducing – or interpreting – their very essence.

Eligibility: Applicants  must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western. To be eligible for funding, proposals must address issues that fall within the scope of the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which sets the ground rules for how organizations may collect, use or disclose information about individuals in the course of commercial activities.

More information about the Contributions Program; more information on project requirements and how to apply – 2023-24 Applicant’s GuideFull Applications are to be processed through Western Research and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA.

Please contact Karen Kueneman if you intend to apply.

For program information, contact:
François Cadieux
Manager, Policy and Research
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

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