DAOD 1002-0, Personal Information


Date of Issue: 2004-10-01

Application: This is a directive that applies to employees of the Department of National Defence ("DND employees") and an order that applies to officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Forces ("CF members").

Supersession: NDHQ Instruction ADM(Per) 7/83, Privacy Act - DND Implementation

Approval Authority: This DAOD is issued under authority of the Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) (ADM(Fin CS)).

Enquiries: Director Access to Information and Privacy (DAIP)

Policy Direction


In this DAOD, the following terms have the same meaning as in section 3 of the Privacy Act:


In their day-to-day operations, government institutions collect and use personal information in support of a variety of authorized programs.

The purpose of the Privacy Act is to protect the privacy of individuals by preventing others from having unauthorized access to their personal information and to ensure that individuals have a right of access to their personal information under the control of a government institution. It gives individuals the right to know what use can be made of this information and to whom and for what purposes their personal information may be disclosed. It also provides individuals with the opportunity to correct inaccurate or omitted information.

Policy Statement

The DND and the CF are committed to:


Consistent with the Privacy Act and the policy requirements in the Treasury Board's policy on Privacy and Data Protection, the DND and the CF must ensure that:


Authority Table

The following table identifies the authorities associated with the implementation of this DAOD:

The... has the authority to...

Minister of National Defence

  • administer the Privacy Act within the DND and the CF; and
  • delegate some or all of the Minister's powers and functions in respect of the Privacy Act.


  • perform the duties and functions of the Minister in respect of the Privacy Act;
  • issue instructions for the implementation of this DAOD; and
  • oversee the effectiveness of this DAOD within the DND and the CF.


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