Please be advised that all people planning to attend the commemorative event for the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy in France on June 6, 2019, will be required to provide certain personal information to register for the event such as full name, email address, date of birth, place of birth, nationality and transportation. The personal information collected will be used by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), the Canadian Embassy in France and the French authorities to issue e-tickets and/or assess your admissibility to the Government of Canada commemorative ceremony at Juno Beach, France on June 6, 2019.

Veterans Affairs Canada will collect the registration information for all people interested in attending the commemorative event. For non-Canadians only, Veterans Affairs Canada will then disclose the collected information to the French authorities (via the Canadian Embassy in France) for their review and analysis in designing and implementing a security plan for the protection and safety of the attendees and admissibility. For all attendees, Veterans Affairs Canada will disclose your full name and email address to a third-party contractor who will issue the ticket for the event.

The registration information will be collected in accordance with Order-in-Council 1965-688. Providing your information is voluntary but if the information is not provided, you will not be permitted admission to the event. VAC understands its obligations and the entitlements of European Union citizens related to the European Union General Data Protection Regulations.

Under the Privacy Act, you have the right to request access to your personal information held by Veterans Affairs Canada and to request corrections should you believe the information you provided contains errors or omissions. The information collected by VAC however will be disclosed to the Canadian Embassy in France and the French authorities and while in their possession may not be given the same protection as it is given when in VAC’s possession. The Canadian Embassy and the French authorities will destroy any personal information in their possession immediately following the Juno Beach event on June 6, 2019. Personal Information will be stored on a secure server at Veterans Affairs Canada and will be destroyed two years after the last administrative use of the information.

Further information about the collection, use and disclosure of personal information can be found in the VAC section of the Information about Programs and Information Holdings (formerly the Info Source Publication) in the Personal Information Bank, Ceremonies and Events (VAC PPU 621).

If you are concerned with VAC’s handling of your personal information, you have the right to complain to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at 30 Victoria Street, Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 1H3.

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