Canada's Privacy Commissioner Awards $500,000 to 13 Projects to Advance Frontiers of Privacy Research
Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart announced the recipients of her Office’s 2010-11 Contributions Program, which funds privacy research and public education initiatives. This year’s projects involve research initiatives that focus on the Office’s four key privacy priority areas: national security, identity integrity and protection, information technology, and genetic privacy. Created in 2004 to support non-profit research on privacy, public policy, and the protection of personal information, the Contributions Program is highly regarded and considered one of the foremost privacy research funding programs in the world. To date, the program has allocated over $2 million to more than 60 initiatives in Canada. EPIC recently acknowledged the work of the Rose Foundation, which funds similar projects in the United States.