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


Order F2014-13
April 15, 2014
Calgary Board of Education ordered to disclose additional information

Privacy First Aid for Heartbleed - Bulletin
April 14, 2014
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has received a number of inquiries concerning the Heartbleed vulnerability. The following information is intended to assist organizations, public bodies and custodians in responding to Heartbleed. Tips for the public are also included.

Investigation Report F2014-IR-01
March 24, 2014
Commissioner concludes probe into Edmonton Police Service Project Operation Warrant Execution (Project OWE)

Order P2014-01
March 20, 2014
Atco Electric and Canadian Utilities properly handled personnel file access request

Order F2014-R-01
March 20, 2014
Edmonton Police Commission ordered to release further information

Order F2014-15
March 20, 2014
City of Calgary ordered to refuse access to information

Order F2014-14
March 17, 2014
Alberta Health Services properly disclosed information

Order F2014-12
March 17, 2014
Alberta Justice decision on access request confirmed

Commissioner's submitted comments on the proposed Health Charter and Health Advocate Regulation
March 04, 2014

Order F2014-10
March 03, 2014
Town of Taber ordered to release further information

Order F2014-11
March 03, 2014
Town of Ponoka ordered to refund access request fees

News Release: Commissioner writes to the Health Minister about amendments to Alberta's Health Information Act
February 28, 2014
The Commissioner has formally requested the Government of Alberta consider amending the HIA to include mandatory breach reporting and notification provisions.

Proposed Amendments to the Health Information Act - Mandatory Breach Reporting and Notification
February 27, 2014
Commissioner Jill Clayton formally requests that the Government of Alberta consider amendments to the Health Information Act.

Order F2014-08
February 14, 2014
City of Red Deer ordered to provide further information

Order F2014-09
February 14, 2014
Alberta Health Services ordered to conduct a new search for records

Records and Information Management (RIM) Month 2014

April 01, 2014 - April 30, 2014

ARMA Edmonton Chapter is hosting a series of workshops, a tour of the Provincial Archives of Alberta and a luncheon to raise awareness about the value and importance of organizing and maintaining records in all formats for the efficient and effective management of organizations. Information is a vital and strategic asset and the manner in which information is managed has significant business, legal and technological implications.

Health Data Research Symposium: An Alberta Perspective on Access, Management, Linkage

May 29, 2014

This one-day symposium will explore and discuss issues, challenges and opportunities around health research data access, management and linkage in Alberta.

The Threads of Democracy - Access and Privacy Conference 2014

June 18, 2014 - June 20, 2014

At Canada's foremost information rights conference, the keepers of democracy meet to share their knowledge and wisdom, to celebrate their successes, and to look to the future together with rekindled purpose. Join us in Edmonton on June 19 & 20 to help us weave and strengthen The Threads of Democracy

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.