Privacy Impact Assessments

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the personal information of Canadians. Privacy, in conjunction with other relevant legislative and policy considerations is integral to the design, implementation and evolution of all programs and services. Accordingly, on May 2, 2002, the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada issued the Privacy Impact Assessment Policy.

Although often associated with electronic services delivery, Privacy Impact Assessments provide a framework to determine privacy risks inherent in any service delivery channel, including in-person, mail, telephone and on-line services. The ultimate challenge is to assist Canadians in understanding how the government handles their personal information and to trust it to do so responsibly, regardless of the service delivery channel they choose to use. The Privacy Impact Assessment Policy is one of several tools designed to meet this challenge.

The following Executive Summaries concern those Privacy Impact Assessments which have been conducted by the Parks Canada Agency.

Campground Reservation System and National Information System

In October 2000, Parks Canada initiated a project to examine its options for the provision of reservation services.

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