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About us

What is AMI?

Access My Info (AMI) is a web application that enables citizens to request access to their personal information from a variety of companies and government departments. It guides the user via a step-by-step wizard and generates a letter that can be sent to the institution controlling the data.

Who are we?

The AMI project is a collaboration between Open Effect and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (University of Toronto).

AMI has also been released in Hong Kong in a partnership with Dr. Lokman Tsui from Chinese University of Hong Kong, and HK advocacy groups In-media and Keyboard Frontline.

Our Mission

AMI is designed so that Canadians can better understand how their personal information is collected and managed. Canadians demonstrably care about their privacy, but often rely on others — academics, government officials, non-profits — to explain how their information is managed and whether their privacy is at risk. AMI lets Canadians take control by requesting their own personal information and coming to their own conclusions about the appropriateness of telecommunications service providers’ practices.

Funding Acknowledgement

This project was supported by a grant from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)’s Community Investment Program.

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Questions? contact ami@citizenlab.ca to learn more.

About this project

Access My Info (AMI) is a web application that enables you to find out what a variety of different companies know about you. It guides you via a step-by-step wizard to generate a formal letter that requests access to your personal information. This letter can then be sent via postal mail or email to the respective company’s privacy officer.

For more information

This service does not collect any of the personal information you provide. This information is used only to generate a letter, which is done entirely in your web browser. Other web pages linked to from this service will be governed by different policies. When you load the service, the web server that hosts the service logs a record of that event. These logs include the IP address used to access each resource required for the service, the date & time of access, and several other non-identifying metadata fields.

Disclaimer: This is a research and educational tool and is meant for informational purposes only. This service does not provide legal advice. You are solely responsible for your use of this service and any resulting consequences. The Citizen Lab make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in this document. This software is offered as-is, with no warranty. Nothing herein should be used as a substitute for the legal advice of competent counsel.

This work is based on Access My Info by the Citizen Lab and Open Effect and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.