Data, Identity, Personal, Identifiable

Many things form your identity: the languages you speak or where you went to school, what devices you own or the pages you’ve visited on cbc.ca.

Some data, on its own - like your IP address - cannot be used to deduce your personal identity. Other data is unique to you as an individual: your name, your address, your social insurance number.

How to protect your data

What data you choose disclose, with whom, and why forms the basis of privacy and your right to it. If you do not want to send your IP address data to us, you shouldn’t visit cbc.ca. If you don’t want us to collect personal information about you, you shouldn’t register or sign-in to cbc.ca.

If you want access to features that deliver more local, more customizable, more relevant content, these require personally identifiable information and we welcome you to MyCBC.

How does CBC protect the information I share?

We put measures in place to protect the personal information that we collect, as set out by the federal Privacy Act and by CBC/Radio-Canada’s Personal Information policy.

This means that we only share your personal information with the people who need to use it and we never sell it to third parties. We also only use it for the purpose you agreed to when you provided it. If we wanted to use your data in a new way, we would need to get your permission first.