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: Protecting your privacy while holiday shopping
November 27, 2014
If you are shopping online or searching for gifts in stores, Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton is reminding Albertans to protect personal information this holiday season.

Privacy regulators concerned about streaming of unsecured webcams
November 24, 2014
Information and privacy authorities in Canada, Australia, China and the United Kingdom issued a joint letter urging the operators of Insecam to take down their website.

Commissioner comments on PIPA amendments
November 20, 2014
Earlier this week, the Alberta government tabled Bill 3, the Personal Information Protection Amendment Act, to resolve constitutional issues raised by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has two Adjudicator positions available in Edmonton and Calgary
November 17, 2014
The Adjudication Unit in the OIPC has two permanent opportunities for individuals with legal expertise.

Canada’s access to information and privacy guardians urge governments to better protect and promote rights of Canadians in digital era
November 14, 2014
Information and Privacy Ombudspersons and Commissioners from across the country are urging federal, provincial and territorial governments to review and modernize their information management practices.

News Release: Commissioner to examine Calgary Police Service's use of new technologies
November 05, 2014
Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton has initiated an investigation of the Calgary Police Services' use of body worn cameras and facial recognition software.

Supreme Court of Canada extends deadline for amendments to PIPA
October 31, 2014
On October 30, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) granted a six-month extension which will allow the Government of Alberta to make amendments to the Personal Information Protection Act, 2003 (PIPA).

Statement of the Privacy and Information Commissioners of Canada on national security and law enforcement measures
October 29, 2014
The Privacy and Information Commissioners and Ombudspersons from across Canada who are attending their annual meeting in Ottawa, Ontario issued a joint statement this morning recognizing with sadness the events that occurred in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario last week. Within the statement, the Commissioners and Ombudspersons called on the federal government to ensure potential national security and law enforcement changes being contemplated are “measured and proportionate” with Canadian democratic values and privacy and access rights.

Commissioner writes to Calgary Chief of Police regarding use of body-worn cameras
October 09, 2014
Commissioner strongly recommends that Calgary Police Service conduct both a Privacy Impact Assessment and an Access Impact Assessment to ensure that access and privacy issues are considered and addressed

Order P2014-07
October 09, 2014
Adjudicator confirms that CDN Power Pac met duty to assist applicant

Order P2014-06
October 09, 2014
Crawford & Company collected more information than necessary for purpose

Order F2014-36
October 09, 2014
Records withheld by Alberta Health are not responsive to request

Order F2014-35
October 09, 2014
Alberta Health Services ordered to disclose audited financial returns of nursing home operators

Order F2014-34
October 09, 2014
Town of Sylvan Lake ordered to disclose purchase and sale agreements

Order F2014-33
October 09, 2014
Decision of Calgary Police Service to withhold personal information confirmed