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Request a Review / File a Complaint

To make a request for review or complaint to the Commissioner under the Acts:

  • You may ask the Commissioner to review any decision, act or failure to act by the public body, custodian or organization that relates to your access request or request for correction. 
  • You may ask the Commissioner to investigate if you believe your personal or health information has been collected, used or disclosed in contravention of the Acts.
  • If you have been notified by a public body under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act) that your personal information will be given to an applicant, you may ask the Commissioner to review that decision.

To ask for a review on your access or correction request or to file a privacy complaint, you must complete a Request for Review/Complaint Form to the OIPC:

If you are submitting a Request for Review/Complaint Form after the above time limits, you must provide reasons as to why the Commissioner should allow you a longer time to deliver your request/complaint.

If you are requesting a review of a public body’s decision to release your information to an applicant, you must complete and submit a Request for Review/Complaint Form to the OIPC within 20 days after being notified by a public body of its decision to give an applicant access to third party information.  The Commissioner has no power to allow you a longer period than 20 days to submit a request for review.

At this time, the OIPC does not accept requests for review or complaints via email.

Inquiries/Adjudication

For more information about what an inquiry is and what the adjudication process involves, please view the Inquiries page.