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  • Access Impact Assessment Guidelines for Proactive Disclosure

    This document provides guidance on how to prepare an Access Impact Assessment for proactive disclosure of information. Published in September 2016.

  • Access to Information Laws in Alberta

    This brochure provides an overview of the functions of our office in regards to access to information laws in Alberta. Feel free to print for various meetings or events, or contact our office and we will provide you with printed copies. Published in June 2015.

  • Addendum to the Submission to the Select Special Health Information Act Review Committee

    On August 24, 2004, the Commissioner provided an addendum to the submission that was sent on August 5, 2004.

  • Adjudication: Basics of Solicitor-Client Privilege

    This was a presentation at the Forum on the Application of Solicitor-Client Privilege on February 10, 2009.

  • Adjudication: Evidence and Arguments for Inquiries

    This document defines how evidence and arguments are defined for inquiries before the OIPC. Published in May 2012.

  • Adjudication: Inquiry Procedures

    This practice note outlines the procedures when a matter before the OIPC goes to inquiry. Published in May 2012.

  • Adjudication: Preparing Submissions, Records and Indexes for Inquiries

    The instructions provided in this practice note regarding records and indexes apply to public bodies, organizations and custodians in inquiries that involve their refusal to disclose information in response to an access request. Published in May 2012.

  • Advance Rulings under the Personal Information Protection Act

    The OIPC developed these guidelines for an advance ruling under section 36(3) of PIPA. Updated in September 2017.

  • Advisory for Ransomware

    This advisory was developed to assist public bodies, health custodians and private organizations with preventing and responding to ransomware cyberattacks. Published in March 2016.

  • Air Traveler Surveillance Database

    On October 11, 2002, the Commissioner wrote to the federal Minister of National Revenue expressing concerns about Canada Customs and Revenue Agency's air traveler surveillance database.

  • Alberta Netcare: Know Your Rights Guide

    This guide outlines the rights afforded to Albertans under the Health Information Act with regard to Alberta Netcare, the province's electronic health record system. Published in May 2013.

  • Alberta Netcare: Know Your Rights Postcard

    This postcard summarizes the rights afforded to Albertans under the Health Information Act with regard to Alberta Netcare, the province's electronic health record system. Published in May 2013.

  • Alberta Netcare: Know Your Rights Poster

    This poster summarizes the rights afforded to Albertans under the Health Information Act with regard to Alberta Netcare, the province's electronic health record system. Published in May 2013.

  • Amendments to Alberta's Personal Information Protection Act

    As a result of the Government of Alberta's decision to prorogue the legislative session in September 2014, the Commissioner wrote a letter concerned that PIPA may lapse due to a Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision that found PIPA unconstitutional in November 2013. The SCC provided the Alberta legislature 12 months to bring PIPA in line with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

  • Authorization to Disregard Requests

    The Commissioner has the power to authorize a public body, custodian or organization to disregard certain access requests or correction requests made to the public body, custodian or organization. The criteria for authorizing a public body, custodian or organization to disregard a request or requests are set out in section 55(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act), section 87(1) of the Health Information Act (HIA), and section 37 of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Published in June 2017.

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