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: 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.

Order F2014-52 and Decision F2014-D-05
January 07, 2015
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General and Alberta Health ordered to produce records to External Adjudicator (related to Orders F2014-50 and F2014-51)

Order F2014-50 and Decision F2014-D-03
January 07, 2015
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General and Alberta Health ordered to produce records to External Adjudicator (related to Orders F2014-51 and F2014-52)

Order F2014-51 and Decision F2014-D-04
January 07, 2015
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General and Alberta Health ordered to produce records to External Adjudicator (related to Orders F2014-50 and F2014-52)

News Release: Alberta Justice and Solicitor General and Alberta Health ordered to produce records to External Adjudicator
January 07, 2015
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General and Alberta Health have been ordered to produce records to an external adjudicator in order to complete ongoing inquiries under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the FOIP Act).

News Release: Commissioner initiates investigation on Service Alberta
December 15, 2014
Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton has launched an investigation into Service Alberta concerning the disclosure of personal information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The investigation will focus on a leak of documents to a member of the media in August 2014.


News Release: Global privacy guardians urge app marketplaces to make links to privacy policies mandatory
December 10, 2014
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) of Alberta in partnership with privacy enforcement authorities from around the world are calling on app marketplaces to make it mandatory for mobile app developers to post links to privacy policies prior to download if they’re going to collect personal information.

Order F2014-42
December 08, 2014
Calgary Police service complied with the FOIP Act

Order F2014-43
December 08, 2014
Calgary Board of Education responded appropriately to access requests

Privacy by Design User Forum 2015 (Toronto)

February 25, 2015

This unique event will provide new and current users of PbD insight, direction, and real-life examples to assist in the application of Privacy by Design principles. Whether you are from the public or private sector, this event has something for you!