Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
Karen A. Rose
Maria C. MacDonald
Case Review Officer
| J. Angus MacLean
180 Richmond Street
P.O. Box 2000
Tel: (902) 368-4099
DID YOU KNOW THAT . . .
For third parties, there is a strict limitation period for requesting a Review by the Commissioner. Clause 61(2)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act states that a request for a review of a decision of the head of a public body shall be delivered to the Commissioner within 20 days from the date the third party was notified of the public body’s decision.
The Commissioner does not have the ability to extend the time period for a third party to deliver a request for a review. Once the 20 days have expired, the public body is entitled to carry out its decision, which may involve disclosing third party information.
If the third party’s request for review is delivered to the Commissioner by mail, it is highly recommended that the third party contact the office to confirm receipt within the legislated time frame. If time is of the essence, the third party may contact the Commissioner to discuss an alternative mode of delivery.
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.
Requests for information in the custody and control of certain public bodies are not processed through the Access and Privacy Services Office. The link below offers contact information of employees with these public bodies who may direct you on FOIPP matters:
Health PEI processes applications requesting access to your personal health information. The Health Privacy and Information Access webpage offers valuable details specific to health information. Contact Health PEI's Manager of Health Privacy and Information Access, Jeanne MacDougall, to submit requests for access to information from Health PEI, and for assistance with the FOIPP Act as it pertains to Health PEI and your personal health information.
You may request access to information by submitting a completed application form to the Access and Privacy Services Office or directly to a public body. In addition, you may now apply online at the following link: