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Grant Funding Available to Support Privacy Research


January 29, 2010

Up to $500,000 in federal funding is being made available for research and public awareness initiatives related to privacy by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC). The funding comes as an extension of the OPC's Contributions Program, which supports nonprofit research on privacy. The OPC hopes to receive grant applications from researchers examining the impact of information technologies on privacy from either a scientific or technical point of view. The OPC is also encouraging individuals and organizations to submit proposals to conduct research in one of the three areas: identity integrity and protection, genetic privacy or national security. The deadline for applications is February 26.
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