The Research

For each company or organization we research, we aim to answer two questions:

  1. Do I legally own the data this org has about me?
  2. Can I see all the data they have about me, for free?

We may add more questions in the future. Learn more about our approach.

Below is an overview of our research so far. Click the organization or company name for more information.

 

Do I legally own the data this org has about me? Can I see all the data they have about me, for free?
Phone records (Canada-wide) Unclear No
Security cameras on public property Unclear Yes
Security cameras on private property Unclear Yes
Personal medical records (Ontario) Yes, but the physical record belongs to the person or organization responsible for its creation (eg. the hospital or physician) No
Google.ca Yes, but you give Google a license Yes
Facebook Yes, but you give Facebook a license and there is some data you don’t own Yes, but not all
Credit report Unclear Yes
Credit score Unclear No
Snapchat Unclear Yes, but they may reject a request