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The following is a list of some of the most recent postings on the website, including Orders, Investigation Reports, news releases and resources. The dates below correspond to the date that each item was posted on the website.

OIPC Workshops (Calgary)
October 19, 2017

***THESE WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULL. A WAIT LIST HAS BEEN STARTED*** The OIPC is offering its privacy impact assessment (PIA) training in the morning and its breach response and reporting workshop in the afternoon. Attendees can choose to participate in both, or only the morning or afternoon sessions. The PIA training will assist stakeholders in reviewing the impact that a new project may have on individual privacy, and will cover the essentials of a PIA. During the breach workshop, the presenter will give participants practical guidance from a regulator’s perspective, based on successful - and unsuccessful - strategies organizations have used to respond to breaches.

Register: OIPC Workshops in Edmonton
October 11, 2017

***THESE WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULL. A WAIT LIST HAS BEEN STARTED*** The OIPC is offering its breach response and reporting workshop in the morning and its privacy impact assessment (PIA) training in the afternoon. Attendees can choose to participate in both, or only the morning or afternoon sessions. During the breach workshop, the presenter will give participants practical guidance from a regulator’s perspective, based on successful - and unsuccessful - strategies organizations have used to respond to breaches. The PIA training will assist stakeholders in reviewing the impact that a new project may have on individual privacy, and will cover the essentials of a PIA.

Register: Right to Know Forum (Edmonton)
September 29, 2017

***THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. A WAIT LIST HAS BEEN STARTED*** The OIPC is hosting its annual Right to Know event in Edmonton at the Federal Building on Friday, September 29. This half-day forum will include discussion on a range of topics related to access to information. The purpose of Right to Know is to raise awareness about the right to access public information while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.

Register: Right to Know Forum (Calgary)
September 26, 2017

The OIPC is hosting its annual Right to Know event in Calgary at the McDougall Centre on Tuesday, September 26. This half-day forum will include discussion on a range of topics related to access to information. The purpose of Right to Know is to raise awareness about the right to access public information while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.

Equifax Breach Information for Albertans
September 19, 2017

The OIPC has been receiving regular updates from Equifax about its privacy breach. The number of affected Albertans is not known at this time. Meantime, the office continues to monitor the steps being taken to respond to this breach. The office has also provided some important points to consider and useful reminders to protect against financial or identity fraud.

Order F2017-67: Alberta Health Services
September 14, 2017

An applicant made an access request to Alberta Health Services (AHS) for records relating to a judicial review application of an order issued by the OIPC. AHS responded but withheld some records as not being responsive relying on sections relating to records that the FOIP Act dos not apply, disclosure harmful to personal privacy, advice from officials and privileged information. The Adjudicator found that AHS performed an adequate search for records and, with the exception of one line which was responsive, properly applied the exceptions in the Act.

Order F2017-68: Treasury Board and Finance
September 14, 2017

An applicant made an access request dated September 29, 2016 to Treasury Board and Finance. The public body acknowledged receipt of the request but has not yet provided a response as required by the FOIP Act. The Adjudicator ordered Treasury Board and Finance to respond to the applicant's access request.

Order F2017-69: Treasury Board and Finance
September 14, 2017

An applicant made an access request dated August 17, 2016 to Treasury Board and Finance. The public body acknowledged receipt of the request but has not yet provided a response as required by the FOIP Act. The Adjudicator ordered Treasury Board and Finance to respond to the applicant's access request.

Order F2017-70: Treasury Board and Finance
September 14, 2017

An applicant made an access request dated March 30, 2016 to Treasury Board and Finance. The public body acknowledged receipt of the request but has not yet provided a response as required by the FOIP Act. The Adjudicator ordered Treasury Board and Finance to respond to the applicant's access request.

Order F2017-71: Executive Council
September 14, 2017

On August 2, 2016, an applicant made an access request to Executive Council for all memos written by various officials between May 5, 2015 and August 2, 2016. Executive Council acknowledged receipt of the request on August 4, 2016, but did not respond to the applicant. The Adjudicator ordered Executive Council to respond to the applicant.

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