Jennifer Stoddart has today (1 June 2004) announced a new initiative from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner to support the promotion of research and promotion of personal information protection. More details are available on the Commissioner's website:
"The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has officially launched a $200,000 Contributions Program which will support research into, as well as the promotion of, the protection of personal information.
With this Program, we hope to encourage the development of a national privacy research capacity that will contribute to advances in knowledge and policy development in the areas of privacy and data protection. We also hope to support the development of expertise in selected areas of privacy and data protection, and to foster an understanding of the social value of privacy to address emerging issues and opportunities...."