ID Theft First Aid Robert C. Clark Award

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


Right to Know 2014 - Save the Date!
July 15, 2014
Each year, approximately 40 countries and 60 non-governmental organizations celebrate Right to Know Day. The purpose of Right to Know is to raise awareness of an individual’s right to access government information, while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance. Watch our website for further details about forums being held in Calgary and Edmonton this year. Calgary – Sept 23, Edmonton – Sept 25

Investigation Report F2014-IR-02
July 03, 2014
Alberta Education has been found in contravention of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the FOIP Act) following an investigation by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) into a mass email sent to teachers by the Minister of Education.

Order F2014-22
June 27, 2014
Calgary Police Service ordered to reconsider decision to withhold information

Order F2014-23
June 27, 2014
City of Lethbridge ordered to reconsider access to information request

Order F2014-24
June 27, 2014
County of Thorhild did not properly assist applicant

Residential school survivors must decide the fate of their testimony
June 27, 2014
Commissioners Jill Clayton and Elizabeth Denham co authored an opinion editorial published in the Globe and Mail on June 26, 2014

Order F2014-21
June 26, 2014
Alberta Human Services properly handled personal information

Commissioner's comments and recommendations for the Review of the Municipal Government Act
June 17, 2014

Order F2014-20/H2014-01
June 07, 2014
Alberta Health properly assisted applicant with access request

Order P2014-03
June 07, 2014
StoryBook Theatre improperly used personal information

Privacy Commissioners of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario express deep concerns regarding Bill C-13, the cyberbullying and "lawful access" Bill
June 02, 2014
Commissioners Clayton, Denham and Cavoukian have issued a joint letter to the Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Commissioner launches investigation into government’s handling of access requests
May 30, 2014
Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton has launched an investigation that will look at how the Government of Alberta handles access to information requests under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the FOIP Act).

Robert C. Clark Award - Call for Nominations
May 22, 2014
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta is soliciting nominations for the second annual Robert C. Clark award. Named after Alberta’s first Information and Privacy Commissioner, the award recognizes an individual, group, or organization that has contributed significantly to advancing access to information in Alberta. Nomination packages are due by 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2014. An independent three-person panel made up of subject matter experts will review the nomi

Order P2014-02
May 15, 2014
Consumer Choice Awards improperly disclosed personal information

Order F2014-18
May 15, 2014
Alberta Health properly withheld some information, ordered to release more

National Privacy and Data Governance Congress 2014 - Calgary

October 15, 2014 - October 17, 2014

Bringing together professionals from industry and government to explore practical strategies for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s changes in the interconnected realms of privacy, access, governance, resilience, security, and surveillance. The Congress is your opportunity to take a participatory role in extended sessions that include interactive discussion, practical tools and takeaways exploring the Congress theme: Risky Business - Embracing Privacy and Data Governance in a Hostile World.