The Office on YouTube: Privacy Notice

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner hosts a channel on YouTube to communicate with Canadians in a creative and visually stimulating way.

YouTube is a third-party video-sharing web service owned by Google and used by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to communicate with the public. YouTube account holders who use the service are bound by YouTube’s Terms of Service – this includes our Office. We encourage users to read YouTube’s Terms of Service and Google’s Privacy Policy, as well as the Terms of Service and Privacy Policies for all social networking services they use. Google’s Privacy Policy is separate from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s Privacy Policy, and the Office’s use of YouTube is not an endorsement of Google’s or YouTube’s privacy policy or practices.

Our Office does not collect any personal information via YouTube. The OPC cannot identify you when you “like” one of our videos, but this information is provided to us by YouTube in aggregate form (i.e. the total number of viewers who “liked” our videos).  Our Office may use this information for statistical or analytical purposes and to help us provide content of interest to the public.

Should you have any questions about your privacy rights as explained in the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s YouTube Privacy Notice, please contact our Chief Privacy Officer through our toll-free line at 1-800-282-1376, by e-mail at, or by postal mail at:

112 Kent Street

Ottawa, Ontario

K1A 1H3