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: Individual charged under the Health Information Act
April 23, 2015
The OIPC conducted an investigation following a report from Alberta Health Services on an incident at its Kaye Edmonton Clinic. Upon completion of the investigation, the OIPC charged the individual with allegedly gaining access to eight individuals’ health information in contravention of the Health Information Act.

Order F2015-06
April 22, 2015
Alberta Transportation properly withheld a record from the applicant.

Order F2015-08
April 22, 2015
The Criminal Trial Lawyers' Association made a request to the Calgary Police Service (CPS). CPS was ordered to respond to the access request either by creating records or by producing severed records.

Order F2015-07
April 22, 2015
The City of Calgary was ordered to disclose records that were found not to include personal information but information about an organization or an individual performing work duties. However, some personal information in records was properly withheld.

Motor Vehicle Dealership Test Drives: Collection, Use and Disclosure of Driver Licence Information (April 2015)
April 21, 2015
This document was prepared by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) to provide practical guidance to motor vehicle dealership owners and employees regarding the collection, use, disclosure and retention of personal information related to test drives.

News Release: Charges laid under the Health Information Act
April 16, 2015
An investigation by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) has resulted in 14 charges being laid against an individual under the Health Information Act (HIA).

Order F2015-04
March 13, 2015
Medicine Hat Police Commission met its duties under the FOIP Act

Letter: Information and privacy commissioners from across Canada express 'deep concern' about implications of Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015
March 06, 2015
Alberta's Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton in partnership with 10 other information and privacy commissioners from across Canada provided seven recommendations to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security regarding the implications of Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015, on privacy rights and freedoms.

News Release: Tax season brings privacy risks
March 02, 2015
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner is reminding organizations to ensure tax statements are ending up in the right hands.

News Release: Law enforcement agencies urged to consider privacy and personal information protection before adopting body-worn cameras
February 18, 2015
In partnership with Canada's privacy and personal information protection authorities, a joint guidance document has been developed.

Order F2015-03
February 11, 2015
City of Cold Lake properly disclosed records relating to Knelsen Sand and Gravel Ltd. and the Cold Lake Highway 28 twinning project.

Order F2015-02
February 10, 2015
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General ordered to disclose records, including CCTV recordings

Order F2015-01
February 09, 2015
Alberta Human Services had authority to disclose personal information

Independent Research: Government Information Sharing: Is Data Going Out of the Silos, into the Mines?
January 28, 2015
This paper analyzes various Canadian and international government sharing initiatives with a perspective on privacy. It provides a framework for analysis of these projects, identifies project risks and strategies to mitigate risks, and broadly examines actions taken to protect privacy in the context of multi-stakeholder citizen-centred information sharing projects.

News Release: Research explores government information sharing
January 28, 2015
In recognition of Data Privacy Day, OIPC has released independent research it had commissioned to provide a privacy perspective on multi-stakeholder government information sharing projects.

Privacy Impact Assessment Training (Calgary)

May 22, 2015

Join us in Calgary for privacy impact assessment training focusing on everything from the essentials to complex privacy environments.

Privacy Impact Assessment Training (Edmonton)

May 28, 2015

Join us in Edmonton for privacy impact assessment training focusing on everything from the essentials to complex privacy environments.