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Reports

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  • Becoming a Leader in Access and Privacy: Submission to the 2013 Government of Alberta FOIP Act Review

    As part of the Government of Alberta's review of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act), the Commissioner made two submissions as part of a public consultation process. The other submission was titled Making the FOIP Act Clear, User-Friendly & Practical. Published in July 2013.

  • FOIP Act Review 2013: Becoming a Leader in Access and Privacy

    In response to the Government of Alberta's announced review and consultation process, the Commissioner submitted this report, which contains ideas, suggestions and recommendations for amending the FOIP Act such that Alberta’s access to information and protection of privacy legislation might become a leading example for other jurisdictions. Published in July 2013.

  • FOIP Act Review 2013: Making the FOIP Act Clear, User-Friendly and Practical

    In response to the Government of Alberta's announced review and consultation process, the Commissioner submitted this report, which contains recommendations for technical amendments to the FOIP Act. Published in July 2013.

  • Making the FOIP Act Clear, User-Friendly & Practical: Submission to the 2013 Government of Alberta FOIP Act Review

    As part of the Government of Alberta's review of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act), the Commissioner made two submissions as part of a public consultation process. The other submission was titled Becoming a Leader in Access and Privacy: Submission to the 2013 Government of Alberta FOIP Act Review. Published in July 2013.

  • Producing Records to the Commissioner: Restoring Independent and Effective Oversight under the FOIP Act

    This Special Report was submitted to the Legislative Assembly. It requests that the FOIP Act be amended to give the Commissioner the power to require public bodies to produce records over which solicitor-client privilege and other similar privileges are claimed, when necessary. This amendment is proposed to ensure there is an accessible, affordable and timely way for Albertans to seek review of government and other public bodies’ responses to access requests. The requested amendment will also enhance Albertans’ participation in the democratic process to hold their government to account through an effective access to information regime.

  • Public Sector Outsourcing and Risks to Privacy

    The report looked at public sector outsourcing in Alberta with a focus on the risks it presents and how these risks can be mitigated. Published in February 2006.

  • Report on the Government of Alberta's Management of Ministerial Emails

    The Commissioner decided to conduct an investigation to examine the management of Ministers' email addresses and emails, generally. Published in November 2011.

  • Report on the Use of "Paramount" Clauses in Acts and Regulations to Override the FOIP Act

    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.

  • Report to the Minister of Municipal Affairs: Alberta Registries Privacy Audit

    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.

  • Review of the Government of Alberta's Public Disclosure of Travel and Expenses Policy

    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.

  • Review of the Personal Information Protection Act

    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.

  • Two Years of Mandatory Breach Reporting: A Snapshot

    Following two years of the mandatory breach reporting and notification provisions under the Personal Information Protection Act, the OIPC released a report on what it has experienced since the provisions were enacted. Published in 2012.