Ottawa, January 27, 2005 – The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, is pleased to announce that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) is awarding $49,775, under its Contributions Program, to the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) for a special study on identity theft.
“The theft of personal information facilitates a wide range of other criminal activity, from financial fraud to organized crime and terrorism. It is a privacy issue of major concern to our Office, and I am delighted to be able to work in partnership with the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association on addressing this issue,” said Ms. Stoddart.
Other awardees receiving research grants under the Contributions program include:
Canadian Marketing Association
École nationale d’administration publique (ÉNAP)
Universities of Alberta and Victoria
University of Toronto
University of Victoria
Simon Fraser University