News Releases


The OIPC has archived several news releases.

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Date Title Related Documents
May-18-2022 Announcement: Committee Recommends New Information and Privacy Commissioner
The Select Special Information and Privacy Commissioner Search Committee recommends the appointment of Diane McLeod as Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner effective August 1, 2022.
May-10-2022 Announcement: Privacy Guardians Sign Collaboration Agreement
A new memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed to promote greater collaboration between the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia and the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec.
Mar-18-2022 Conviction for Illegal Disclosure of Health Information
A former Covenant Health employee pleaded guilty to knowingly disclosing health information in contravention of HIA. The individual also admitted to accessing health information of several people without a valid employment purpose. The inappropriate accesses and disclosure of health information occurred in Vegreville.
Feb-10-2022 Fine, Probation Issued for Illegal Access to Health Information
A former Alberta Health Services clerk pleaded guilty on Monday, Feb. 7 to accessing health information in contravention of HIA. The individual was fined $5,000, plus a $1,000 victim fine surcharge, for the infractions and given 18 months of probation, including not being employed in any capacity that allows her to have access to health information.
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