The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act) came into force on October 1, 1995. The FOIP Act was the first access and privacy law in Alberta and provided the foundations on which the OIPC was created.
The FOIP Act provides individuals with the right to request access to information in the custody or control of public bodies while providing public bodies with a framework for conducting the collection, use and disclosure of personal information.
There 1,160 public bodies subject to the FOIP Act, including:
Coverage was extended in stages:
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