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A paramountcy provision states that a provision in law this is paramount trumps the other law when there are two provisions that are in conflict or are inconsistent with each other. This report outlines how a paramountcy provision works, when it should be used, and provides examples of appropriate and inappropriate paramountcy provisions relative to the FOIP Act. Published in November 2011.
At the request of the Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner and the Office of the Auditor General conducted an audit of Alberta Registries. Published in April 1998.
This document is designed to assist organizations and custodians in meeting legislated requirements when reporting a privacy breach to the Commissioner. Public bodies are encouraged to use this document when reporting a breach to the Commissioner. Published in August 2018.
This document is intended to help public bodies understand when to consider a time extension request under sections 14(1) and (2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act) and how to complete the Request for Time Extension Under Section 14 Form (RFTE) for submission to the OIPC. Updated in February 2020.
On July 26, 2014, an op-ed written by the Commissioners of Alberta and British Columbia was published in The Globe and Mail regarding the complex legal and jurisdictional issues surrounding certain residential school records.
In October 2004, the Commissioner provided a response to the final report by the Select Special Health Information Act Review Committee.
The purpose of this document is to provide parties with a summary of the procedures under which reviews and investigations are conducted by the OIPC and the anticipated date for completion of the reviews and investigations.
This report presents the findings and recommendations from a review of the Government of Alberta’s “Public Disclosure of Travel and Expenses Policy” which mandated proactive online disclosure of travel, meal and hospitality expenses claimed by ministers, associate ministers, ministerial political staff, senior officials, deputy ministers and executive managers. Published in June 2015.
This report was submitted to the Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future which was tasked with a review of the Personal Information Protection Act in 2015-16. The submission included 10 recommendations. Published in February 2016.
On October 15, 2015, the Commissioner presented to the Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future which was tasked with a review of the Personal Information Protection Act.
On September 7, 2016, the Commissioner provided context on how PIPA was developed in consideration of European Union data protection laws and PIPA's "substantially similar" designation federally. The presentation was made to the Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future which was tasked with a review of the Act.
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