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Information and Privacy Commissioner

Maria C. MacDonald

Information and Privacy Commissioner


Administrative Officer


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

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


At their 2014 FPT conference being held in Ottawa, ON, this week, the federal, provincial and territorial privacy and information commissioners and ombudspeople are, among other things, calling on the federal government to ensure that effective oversight be included in any legislation that establishes additional powers for intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Here's the news release:  2014 FPT Joint Statement on National Security and Law Enforcement Measures

If you are receiving medical treatment in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia, health care providers, both in the public sector and private sector, are bound by the health information laws of their respective provinces.  Find out more at each of the links below:

New Brunswick Personal Health Information Privacy and Access

Nova Scotia Personal Health Information Act

"There is no information that is more sensitive and in need of protection than personal health information. This is information about our bodies and our minds." 
                                                           - Honourable Doug W. Currie, Minister of Health and Wellness

: The Information and Privacy Commissioner provided the Department of Health and Wellness submissions by open letter on our province's draft Health Information Act.  While she is happy to see many strong provisions respecting the collection, use and disclosure of our personal health information, including legislated breach reporting, she suggested adding a duty for the custodian to respond openly, accurately and completely.  The PEI Health Information Act received royal assent on May 14, 2014.  Proclamation of the Act is still pending.

CHAPTER 31 (Bill No. 42) Health Information Act

- Information and Privacy Commissioner: Maria C. MacDonald

- 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

- Related Links

- 'Right to Know' Week

- Data Privacy Day

Access and Privacy Services is a section of the Community Safety and Justice Policy Division of the Department of Environment, Justice and Labour.  It 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, and it assists the FOIPP coordinators of each public body with training and advice.

For assistance with the FOIPP Act and with requesting access to information from the provincial government, you may contact the Provincial Manager for the appropriate designated FOIPP coordinator:

Kathryn Dickson, Provincial Manager

Contact information for some of the FOIPP coordinators can be found under the following link to the Access and Privacy Services website:

 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPP) Coordinators

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