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Information and Privacy Commissioner

Karen A. Rose 
Information and Privacy Commissioner

Mary-Lynn Smith
Administrative Officer


     J. Angus MacLean
     180 Richmond Street
     P.O. Box 2000
     Charlottetown, PE
     C1A 7N8 

   Tel: (902) 368-4099
   Fax: (902) 368-5947



The federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner has just released a discussion paper exploring potential enhancements to consent under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA"). The office is calling on individuals, organizations, other privacy enforcement authorities, academics, advocacy groups, information technologists, educators, students and other interested parties, to provide submissions on the viability of the consent model used under PIPEDA, and to propose solutions to improve individual control over personal information in the commercial environment. The purpose of asking for submissions is to assemble a collection of potential solutions for addressing issues related to consent, and to present the collection to Parliament, to bring clearer definition to the roles and responsibilities of the various players that could implement them, and to develop an action plan on this issue.

If you are interested in participating, please send your submission to the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner by Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

The following links are to the discussion paper and to the procedures and criteria for making your submission:

Discussion Paper on Consent

Consultation Procedures and Criteria

Information and Privacy Commissioner:  Karen A. Rose

- Role of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

- Legislation

- The Act in Brief

- How to Request a Review

- Frequently Asked Questions

- Explanatory Notes

- Forms and Resource Materials

- Rulings

- Annual Reports

- Proactive Disclosure

- News Releases and Communications

- Joint Resolutions of Canada's Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudspersons

- Related Links

- 'Right to Know' Week

- Protect Your Privacy

The Access and Privacy Services Office is a section of the Justice Policy and Privacy Services Division of the Department of Justice and Public Safety of the Government of Prince Edward Island.  It processes applications for access to information and provides government-wide policy advice and support regarding the operation of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FOIPP Act") and regulations, policies and procedures.

Contact the Provincial Manager, Kathryn Dickson, to submit requests for access to information from the provincial government and for assistance with the FOIPP Act.

Kathryn Dickson, Provincial Manager

Requests for information in the custody and control of certain public bodies are not processed through the Access and Privacy Services Office.  Contact information for some of the FOIPP coordinators of these public bodies can be found under the following link to the Access and Privacy Services Office website:

 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPP) Coordinators

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