ID Theft First Aid

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner is the regulatory body for the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the FOIP Act), the Health Information Act (HIA) and the Personal Information Protection Act (Private Sector Privacy). The Commissioner also conducts inquiries under the Access to Motor Vehicle Information Regulation (AMVIR).



FOIP Act Review


News Release: Commissioner initiates investigation on Service Alberta
December 15, 2014
Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton has launched an investigation into Service Alberta concerning the disclosure of personal information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The investigation will focus on a leak of documents to a member of the media in August 2014.


News Release: Global privacy guardians urge app marketplaces to make links to privacy policies mandatory
December 10, 2014
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) of Alberta in partnership with privacy enforcement authorities from around the world are calling on app marketplaces to make it mandatory for mobile app developers to post links to privacy policies prior to download if they’re going to collect personal information.

Order F2014-42
December 08, 2014
Calgary Police service complied with the FOIP Act

Order F2014-43
December 08, 2014
Calgary Board of Education responded appropriately to access requests

Order F2014-44
December 08, 2014
City of St. Albert ordered to disclose winning proposal

Order F2014-45
December 08, 2014
Edmonton Police Service properly withheld information

Order F2014-46
December 08, 2014
Alberta Justice properly responded to access request

Order F2014-47
December 08, 2014
Alberta Justice ordered to conduct another search for records

Order F2014-48
December 08, 2014
Alberta Treasury and Finance board properly withheld information

Order F2014-49
December 08, 2014
Workers' Compensation Board ordered to disclose records

Order F2014-37
December 05, 2014
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) released an order today finding that the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) had authority to collect an individual’s personal information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act).

Order F2014-39
December 05, 2014
Alberta Energy Regulator met its duty to assist applicant

Order F2014-40
December 05, 2014
Alberta Health Services met its duty to assist applicant

Order F2014-41
December 05, 2014
Bow Valley College met its duty to assist applicant

Order F2014-38 and Decision F2014-D-02
December 05, 2014
Alberta Health Services ordered to disclose more information

Save the Date: Data Privacy Day

January 28, 2015

The OIPC will be hosting a half-day seminar in Calgary at the McDougall Centre (455 6 St. NW) on January 28, 2015. The event will recognize Data Privacy Day, which is internationally celebrated to raise awareness and promote education of privacy issues. The agenda and registration information will be posted in the coming weeks.

Privacy by Design User Forum 2015 (Toronto)

February 25, 2015

This unique event will provide new and current users of PbD insight, direction, and real-life examples to assist in the application of Privacy by Design principles. Whether you are from the public or private sector, this event has something for you!