Welcome to the website of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta. This site contains a variety of information pertaining to the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, the Health Information Act (HIA), the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), the Access to Motor Vehicle Information Regulation (AMVIR) and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC). This site has been designed to provide you with information needed to use and understand the FOIP Act, HIA, PIPA and AMVIR in addition to providing access to Commissioner’s Orders, Investigation Reports and other publications from our Office.
Although we make every effort to ensure that all information posted on our website is accurate and complete, we cannot guarantee that it is free from error. If there is any discrepancy between the information posted on website and the original paper versions, the paper originals are the authoritative documents.
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner was created in 1995 to assist the Commissioner to fulfill the mandate under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FOIP Act”). In 2001, the Commissioner’s jurisdiction expanded to include regulatory responsibilities for the Health Information Act (“HIA”). In January 2004, the Commissioner was given oversight responsibilities for the Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”).
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