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 P2014-04
July 30, 2014
TD Insurance properly refused access to audio recordings

Order P2014-05
July 30, 2014
Commissionaires' access request confirmed

Order F2014-26
July 30, 2014
Alberta Health Services ordered to release further information

Order F2014-27
July 30, 2014
Edmonton Police Service Decision on access request confirmed

Order F2014-28
July 30, 2014
Alberta Health disclosed more personal information than was necessary

Order F2014-29
July 30, 2014
City of Calgary ordered to review its response to an access request

Order H2014-02
July 30, 2014
Alberta Health Services ordered to safeguard health information against unauthorized access

Order F2014-25
July 28, 2014
Alberta Justice ordered to release further information on Bill C-10, the federal omnibus crime legislation

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

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.