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Information and Privacy Commissioner
The Information and Privacy Commissioner is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly who promotes public access to information and protection of privacy.
Did you know....
On May 7, 2020, the privacy commissioners of Canada issued a joint statement relating to contact tracing and similar apps.
What is the Information and Privacy Commissioner's role?
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (PDF) and the Health Information Act (PDF) provide rights of access to information, with some exceptions. The two laws also require governments and health care providers to protect personal information and personal health information.
The Information and Privacy Commissioner reviews complaints about actions or decisions relating to these two laws. If a matter cannot be settled, the Commissioner has the power to make findings and make recommendations or issue orders.
How is the Commissioner selected?
The Information and Privacy Commissioner is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly appointed by the Legislature for a term of five years. The Commissioner may be removed only by a vote of the Legislature.
Annual Reports to the Legislative Assembly
All annual reports are PDF files.
- 2018 Annual Report of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commisisoner
- 2017 Annual Report of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
- 2016 Annual Report of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner