The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) came into force on January 1, 2004.

PIPA provides individuals with the right to request access to their own personal information while providing private sector organizations with a framework for conducting the collection, use and disclosure of personal information.

PIPA applies to provincially-regulated private sector organizations, including:

  • Corporations
  • Unincorporated associations
  • Professional regulatory associations
  • Trade unions
  • Partnerships
  • Private schools or colleges
  • Any individual acting in a commercial capacity

PIPA applies in a limited way to certain defined non-profit organizations and only to the extent that those organizations are involved in commercial activities.

Free printable versions of the legislation can be downloaded from the Alberta Queen’s Printer website at www.qp.alberta.ca  Copies of the Act in print and electronic format can also be purchased from the Queen's Printer. 

Copyright of the Statutes and Regulations, whether in printed or electronic format, is held by the Province of Alberta. No person may download or reproduce copies of the legislation for any purpose other than personal use without the consent of the Alberta Queen's Printer.