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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.

News Release: Health Information Breaches Result in Fine to Individual
April 19, 2017

A former registration and staffing clerk pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000 for accessing individuals’ health information in contravention of the Health Information Act.

Order F2017-38: Mount Royal University
April 12, 2017

An individual complained that Mount Royal University disclosed her personal information in contravention of the FOIP Act when it provided a copy of a Behavioural Contract between herself and the university which set out certain expectations to various employees. The Adjudicator found that it was appropriate for the university to disclose the contract to employees so that the terms of the contract could be adhered to, but that it disclosed the contract to department chairs in contravention of the FOIP Act.

News Release: Reports Highlight Obstacles to Commissioner's Functions
April 11, 2017

The Information and Privacy Commissioner tabled two reports in the legislature related to the Commissioner’s functions under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Order F2016-59: University of Calgary
April 5, 2017

An applicant made two access requests to the University of Calgary. The university acknowledged the requests but did not provide a response. The Adjudicator ordered the university to respond to the access requests.

Order F2017-05: Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
April 5, 2017

The applicant made an access request to Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. Alberta Justice and Solicitor General confirmed that it had received the access request, but it did not respond to the applicant. The Adjudication ordered them to respond to the access request.

Order F2017-36: Alberta Health Services
April 5, 2017

A business that provides air ambulance services objected to the disclosure of information that Alberta Health Services intended to release to an applicant in response to an access request. The Adjudicator found that the business failed to meet its burden and prove that the information was supplied in confidence or that it met the harms test articulated in the FOIP Act. The Adjudicator ordered Alberta Health Services to disclose the information at issue to the applicant.

Order F2017-37: Workers' Compensation Board
April 5, 2017

The applicant made a correction request to the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB). The applicant requested correction to personal information in four records on the basis that these four records indicated that a neurologist had diagnosed dementia, whereas the neurologist had written in a report that the diagnosis is likely probable dementia. WCB altered the four records by obliterating the original information and replacing it with paraphrasing from the neurologist's opinion. The Adjudicator made a number of determinations in relation to the applicant's request to review WCB's response to his correction request.

Order F2017-31: Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
March 29, 2017

The applicant made an access request to Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. Alberta Justice and Solicitor General acknowledged receipt of the request but did not provide a response. The Adjudicator ordered them to respond to the access request.

Order F2017-32: Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
March 29, 2017

The applicant made an access request to Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. Alberta Justice and Solicitor General acknowledged receipt of the request but did not provide a response. The Adjudicator ordered them to respond to the access request.

Order F2017-33: Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
March 29, 2017

The applicant made an access request to Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. Alberta Justice and Solicitor General acknowledged receipt of the request but did not provide a response. The Adjudicator ordered them to respond to the access request.

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