News Releases

Years:
Date Title
December 14, 2022
Conviction for Sharing Images of Long-Term Care Residents
July 27, 2022
Decade of Privacy Breaches Analyzed in Commissioner's Report
July 19, 2022
OIPC Changes Website Platform
June 1, 2022
Tim Hortons App Violated Privacy Laws in Collection of ‘Vast Amounts’ of Sensitive Location Data
May 18, 2022
Announcement: Search Committee Recommends New Information and Privacy Commissioner
May 10, 2022
Announcement: Privacy Guardians Sign Collaboration Agreement
March 18, 2022
Conviction for Illegal Disclosure of Health Information
February 10, 2022
Fine, Probation Issued for Illegal Access to Health Information
December 14, 2021
Announcement: Clearview AI Ordered to Comply with Alberta's Privacy Law
October 7, 2021
Alcanna’s ID-Scanning at Liquor Stores Reviewed by Information and Privacy Commissioner
July 29, 2021
Commissioner Releases Babylon by Telus Health Investigation Reports
February 3, 2021
Clearview AI’s Unlawful Practices Represented Mass Surveillance of Canadians, Commissioners Say
January 19, 2021
Pharmacist Fined for Breaching Health Information
November 30, 2020
Letter: Commissioner Writes to Minister of Service of Alberta with Recommendations for FOIP and PIPA
November 13, 2020
Information and Privacy Commissioner Comments on Amendments to the Health Information Act
November 5, 2020
Information and Privacy Commissioner Responds to Health Information Act Amendments
October 29, 2020
Cadillac Fairview Collected 5 Million Shoppers’ Images
September 10, 2020
Multiple Penalties Issued to Individual Convicted of Health Information Breaches
July 29, 2020
‘Public Interest Override’ in Alberta’s Freedom of Information Law Reviewed in Commissioner’s Report
July 13, 2020
Statement on the Passing of Robert C. Clark, Alberta's First Information and Privacy Commissioner
July 9, 2020
Commissioner Releases Report on ABTraceTogether Contact-Tracing App
July 6, 2020
Clearview AI Ceases Offering Its Facial Recognition Technology in Canada
July 6, 2020
Commissioners Open Investigation into Privacy Practices of Tim Hortons’ App
April 23, 2020
Commissioner Responds to Government of Alberta’s Contact Tracing App Announcement
April 21, 2020
Commissioner Investigating Babylon by Telus Health App
April 14, 2020
Access to Information in the Context of a Global Pandemic
April 9, 2020
Notice: Guidance to Parties Who Need to Submit an Affidavit to the Commissioner's Office
March 19, 2020
Notice: PIAs During a Public Health Emergency
March 16, 2020
Notice: Requests for Time Extensions During an Emergency
February 28, 2020
Commissioner Comments on Edmonton Police Service’s Use of Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition Technology
February 21, 2020
Announcement: Commissioners Launch Joint Investigation into Clearview AI Amid Growing Concerns Over Use of Facial Recognition Technology
January 31, 2020
Announcement: Notice to Albertans About LifeLabs Breach
January 30, 2020
Fine Levelled Against Former Covenant Health Employee for Privacy Breaches
January 28, 2020
Op-Ed: Learning About Privacy Needs to be Out in the Open
January 23, 2020
Commissioner Investigating ID Scanning Technology at Alcanna-operated Liquor Stores
November 6, 2019
Canada’s Access to Information and Privacy Guardians Urge Governments to Modernize Legislation to Better Protect Canadians
October 25, 2019
Commissioner Recommends Legislation for Police Information Checks
October 9, 2019
Former Healthcare Worker Fined, Banned from Accessing Health Information
October 3, 2019
Health Information Breaches Result in Conviction of Clinic Employee
August 29, 2019
Unauthorized Accesses of Health Information Lead to Eleventh Conviction
August 26, 2019
Activity Sheets, Lesson Plans Help Start the Privacy Conversation with Students
June 18, 2019
Statement from the Information and Privacy Commissioner about Alberta's Privacy Laws and GSAs
March 12, 2019
OIPC Releases Investigation into Management of GoA Emails
January 22, 2019
Lab Assistant Fined for Snooping on Health Information
October 17, 2018
AHS Failed to Properly Protect Health Information
September 21, 2018
OIPC Investigation Finds City of Calgary Properly Responded to Privacy Breach
September 17, 2018
Canada's Access to Information and Privacy Guardians Call for Privacy Regulation and Oversight of Political Parties
August 3, 2018
Announcement: Commissioner Initiates Investigation Into the Use of Facial Recognition Software at Calgary Malls
July 6, 2018
Nurse Unlawfully Accessed Health Information
June 19, 2018
OIPC Investigation Reports Focus on Records Management
May 24, 2018
Mandatory Privacy Breach Reporting Coming to Alberta's Health Sector
April 24, 2018
Letter: Commissioners Write the Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities About Smart Cities Challenge
March 20, 2018
Award Recipient for Contributions to Freedom of Information Announced
November 30, 2017
Survey: Access to Information and Privacy Rights Matter to Albertans
November 29, 2017
AHS Responsible for Unauthorized Accesses by 49 Employees
November 15, 2017
Pharmacist Given Conditional Sentence for Health Information Breaches
November 8, 2017
Letter: Commissioner Writes to Minister of Education Highlighting Privacy Education Initiatives in Alberta
November 3, 2017
Letter: Commissioners Write to Council of Ministers of Education on Teaching Students About Privacy
October 24, 2017
Global Privacy Sweep Finds Websites, Apps Often Not Effectively Communicating Privacy Practices
October 23, 2017
Letter: Commissioner's Response to Police Street Checks Public Consultation
October 19, 2017
Information and Privacy Commissioners Across Canada Call on Governments to Safeguard Independent Review of Solicitor-Client Privilege Claims
April 19, 2017
Health Information Breaches Result in Fine to Individual
April 11, 2017
Reports Highlight Obstacles to Independent and Effective Oversight by the Information and Privacy Commissioner
March 22, 2017
Individual Pleads Guilty for Health Information Breaches
February 23, 2017
Information and Privacy Commissioner Releases Investigation Reports on Delays in Responding to Access Requests
November 25, 2016
Commissioner Issues Statement in Response to Supreme Court of Canada Decision
November 9, 2016
Letter: Commissioner Seeks Clarification on Bill 28, the Public Health Amendment Act, 2016
September 28, 2016
Op-Ed: Our Right to Know What Governments Know About Us
September 27, 2016
Conviction, Fine for Breaching Health Information
September 22, 2016
Alberta Participates in Global Privacy Sweep on 'Internet of Things'
September 6, 2016
Delays in Responding to Access Requests Prompts Investigation into Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
August 10, 2016
Investigation into Leak of Cellphone Bill Finds Unauthorized Use, Disclosure of Personal Information
February 24, 2016
Individual Convicted of an Offence under the Health Information Act
January 28, 2016
Op-Ed: Commissioner Shares Thoughts About Privacy Breaches on Data Privacy Day
January 7, 2016
Records Management Investigation Reveals Lack of Effective Control, Accountability
December 9, 2015
Is Alberta's Health Sector Prepared for Mandatory Breach Reporting?
December 1, 2015
Charges Laid for Breaches of Health Information
November 27, 2015
8 Tips for Holiday Shopping Online
November 19, 2015
Commissioner Completes Investigation of the Government of Alberta's 'Sunshine List'
October 29, 2015
Supreme Court of Canada Grants Leave to Appeal in Case Involving Solicitor-Client Privilege
October 1, 2015
2015 Recipient of the Robert C. Clark Award Announced
September 2, 2015
Global Privacy Sweep Finds Half of Websites, Apps Are Sharing Children's Personal Information
August 13, 2015
Privacy Guardians Urge Caution for Businesses Contemplating a Bring Your Own Device Program
June 30, 2015
Commissioner Releases Review of Government's Disclosure of Travel and Expenses Policy
May 13, 2015
Joint Investigation Launched Into Alleged Improper Destruction of Records by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
May 11, 2015
OIPC Participating in Global Privacy Sweep of Apps and Websites Used by Children
May 7, 2015
Commissioner Responds to Questions About Shredding of Government Records
April 23, 2015
Individual Charged under the Health Information Act
April 16, 2015
Charges Laid under the Health Information Act
March 4, 2015
Letter: Commissioners Write to Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Bill C-51, The Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015
March 2, 2015
Tax Season Brings Privacy Risks
February 18, 2015
Law Enforcement Agencies Urged to Consider Privacy and Personal Information Protection Before Adopting Body-Worn Cameras
January 28, 2015
Research Explore Government Information Sharing
December 15, 2014
Commissioner Initiates Investigation on Service Alberta
November 21, 2014
Letter: Commissioners Write to Operators of Insecam Streaming Platform
November 20, 2014
Commissioner Comments on PIPA Amendments
November 5, 2014
Commissioner to Examine Calgary Police Service's Use of New Technologies
October 31, 2014
Supreme Court of Canada Extends Deadline for Amendments to PIPA
October 29, 2014
Statement of the Privacy and Information Commissioners of Canada on National Security and Law Enforcement Measures
October 2, 2014
Letter: Commissioner Writes to Calgary Police Service About the Use of Body-Worn Cameras
September 24, 2014
2014 Recipient of Robert C. Clark Award Announced
September 10, 2014
Global Privacy Sweep Raises Concerns About Mobile Apps
August 29, 2014
Commissioner Concludes Investigation into Medicentres Privacy Breach
July 26, 2014
Op-Ed: Residential School Survivors Must Decide the Fate of Their Testimony
July 3, 2014
Commissioner Concludes Probe into Emails Sent to Teachers
June 11, 2014
Letter: Commissioner Writes to Minister of Municipal Affairs on the Municipal Government Act's Intersection with FOIP
June 2, 2014
Letter: Commissioners Write to Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-13, the Cyberbullying and "Lawful Access" Bill
May 30, 2014
Commissioner Launches Investigation Into Government’s Handling of Access Requests
May 9, 2014
Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner Participates in Online Privacy Sweep
May 8, 2014
Federal, British Columbia and Alberta Privacy Commissioners Issue New Guidelines for Online Consent
May 7, 2014
Information and Privacy Commissioner's Office Comments on Amendments to Alberta's Health Information Act
May 5, 2014
Protect Your Privacy on Mobile Devices During Privacy Awareness Week
April 29, 2014
Conviction in Health Information Act Investigation
April 14, 2014
Privacy First Aid for Heartbleed
March 24, 2014
Commissioner Concludes Probe into Edmonton Police Service Project OWE
March 3, 2014
Letter: Commissioner Writes to Minister of Health About Proposed Health Charter and Health Advocate Regulation
February 28, 2014
Commissioner Writes to the Health Minister About Amendments to Alberta's Health Information Act
January 23, 2014
Commissioner Launches Privacy Breach Investigations
December 17, 2013
Pharmacist Used Health Information for Personal Reasons
December 9, 2013
Online Shopping Tips for Protecting Your Privacy This Holiday Season
October 24, 2013
Investigation into Shaw Court System Outage Concluded
October 9, 2013
Canada's Access to Information and Privacy Guardians Urge Government to Modernize Laws
September 30, 2013
Law Enforcement Review Board Decision Posted on Its Website Does Not Contravene the FOIP Act
September 30, 2013
Recipient of Inaugural Robert C. Clark Award Announced
September 18, 2013
Right to Know Week 2013: "Shining a Spotlight on Access" Forums
August 20, 2013
Failure to properly wipe or destroy computer servers results in unauthorized disclosure of personal information
August 1, 2013
Becoming a Leader in Access and Privacy
July 31, 2013
Investigator Determined Physicians Disclosed Health Information Without Appropriate Agreements in Place
June 18, 2013
Letter: Privacy Regulators Write Open Letter on Google Glass
June 13, 2013
Access to Information and Protecting Privacy Important to Albertans
May 8, 2013
Commissioner Identifies Privacy Concerns with Bill 25, Children First Act
April 29, 2013
Privacy Awareness Week 2013
February 28, 2013
Information and Privacy Commissioner to Investigate Emails Sent to Teachers
January 28, 2013
Commissioner Alerts Albertans They Can Take Control of Their Health Information in Provincial Electronic Record System
December 12, 2012
Christmas Shopping Tips to Protect Your Privacy
December 3, 2012
Clear Requirements Needed in Scrap Metal Dealers and Recyclers Legislation
October 24, 2012
Privacy Commissioners Help Developers Seize Opportunity to Create Privacy-Friendly Apps
October 16, 2012
Charges Have Been Laid Under the Health Information Act
October 4, 2012
Investigator Determines Pharmacy Collecting Too Much Information About Patients’ Immune System Function
September 27, 2012
Information and Privacy Commissioners Co-host the 7th Annual PIPA Conference
September 20, 2012
Right to Know - Promoting Openness and Transparency
July 16, 2012
Information and Privacy Commissioner to Investigate Information Management and Security in Light of Shaw Court Fire
June 18, 2012
Commissioner Issues Report on Two Years of Mandatory Breach Reporting in Alberta
June 14, 2012
Privacy Commissioners Call on Small- and Medium-sized Businesses to Look Before They Leap Into the Cloud
June 4, 2012
Commissioner Seeks Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada
April 30, 2012
Privacy Awareness Week 2012
April 17, 2012
Federal, British Columbia and Alberta Privacy Commissioners Outline Building Blocks for Effective Privacy Management
April 4, 2012
Commissioner to Probe Edmonton Police Service Warrant Initiative
March 6, 2012
Organizations Need to Double Check Tax Statements Before Mail-out to Prevent a Breach of Personal Information
January 20, 2012
Edmonton Public School District Did Not Follow Its Own Policies in Loss of Memory Stick
January 5, 2012
Privacy Commissioners Sign New MOU on Private Sector Privacy
December 19, 2011
Supreme Court of Canada Issues Decision
December 15, 2011
Guidelines for Using Social Media for Background Checks
December 14, 2011
Christmas Shopping Tips to Protect Your Privacy
December 6, 2011
Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Misuse of Alberta Netcare
December 1, 2011
Investigation Reveals Physician Misuse of Alberta Netcare
November 30, 2011
Commissioner Makes Recommendations on Ministers’ Use of Secondary Email Addresses
November 30, 2011
Commissioner Worries FOIP Act is Facing ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’
November 25, 2011
Commissioner Disappointed Over Dismissal of Application by Supreme Court of Canada
November 16, 2011
Guidelines on Sharing Personal Information for Energy Disconnection Practices
October 18, 2011
Former Minister Did Not Commit an Offence under the FOIP Act with Secondary Email Address
October 11, 2011
Information and Privacy Commissioners Co-host the 6th Private Sector Privacy Conference
October 4, 2011
Information and Privacy Commissioner to Examine the Alberta Government's Management of Ministerial Emails
August 24, 2011
Commissioner Says Keep Your Computers Up-to-Date or Get Owned by Hackers
August 23, 2011
Startling Statistics from Mandatory Breach Notification
August 3, 2011
Investigation Report Reveals Failure to Enter into Research Agreement
June 1, 2011
Commissioner Seeks Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada from Alberta Court of Appeal Ruling
May 25, 2011
Investigation Results in Recommendations to Clarify the Collection of Health Information
May 16, 2011
Commissioner Issues His Decisions About the Epsilon Data Breach that Affected Best Buy and Air Miles
May 11, 2011
Commissioner Work Will Not Seek Re-Appointment
May 4, 2011
Commissioner Welcomes Launch of MyHealthAlberta
May 2, 2011
Pierson’s Funeral Service investigated under the Personal Information Protection Act
April 29, 2011
Information and Privacy Commissioner Cautions Sony PlayStation Users
March 1, 2011
Fraud Costs Canadians Billions Annually: March is Fraud Prevention Month
December 9, 2010
Seven Stolen or Lost Laptops in One Month, No Encryption Commissioner Says “What the…”
December 7, 2010
Christmas Shopping Tips to Protect Your Privacy
December 1, 2010
Alberta Justice and Attorney General Agrees That Employee Credit Checks Should Not Have Been Performed
September 1, 2010
Access to Information and Privacy Commissioners Issue a Joint Resolution Calling for Open Government Principles
August 26, 2010
Health Information Act Amendments Come Into Force September 1: Commissioner Releases Revised HIA Guide
August 23, 2010
Commissioner Investigates Steps Taken to Ensure Accuracy of Health Information Following Media Report of Stolen Alberta Health Card
August 18, 2010
Records Found in Vacant Clinic Lead to Breach of HIA
August 10, 2010
Letter to the Editor: Decrease in Crime Shows We Have Less to Fear
July 23, 2010
Privacy Commissioner on Lower Crime Rates and the Need for Surveillance
June 17, 2010
Supreme Court of Canada Grants Leave to Hear Appeal of Alberta Court of Appeal Decision
June 8, 2010
Commissioner Work Appoints Jill Clayton as Assistant Commissioner to Oversee Private Sector Breach Notification Requirements
April 29, 2010
Changes to Personal Information Protection Act Take Effect May 1 and Include First in Canada Breach Notification Requirements
April 15, 2010
Privacy Commissioner Issues New Privacy Impact Assessment Requirements
April 12, 2010
Commissioner Comments on University of Alberta's Plan to Outsource Its Email Service to Google
February 23, 2010
Mark’s Work Wearhouse Investigated under the Personal Information Protection Act
January 29, 2010
Commissioner Work Expresses Grave Concern Over Recent Court of Appeal Ruling
December 15, 2009
Christmas Shopping Tips to Protect Your Privacy
December 10, 2009
Alberta Health Services Cleared in Wake of Computer Virus Outbreak
November 26, 2009
Medical Clinic Fails to Track Use of Electronic Records
November 20, 2009
Emergency Health Services Amendment Act Raises Concerns
November 20, 2009
Privacy Commissioner and Child and Youth Advocate to Team Up on Children's Online Safety
November 4, 2009
New Guidelines to Assist Bar Owners on Collection of Personal Information
October 28, 2009
Commissioner Reacts to Changes to Personal Information Protection Act
October 20, 2009
Investigation Finds No Evidence of Snooping in Medical Files But Uncovers Another Serious Issue
September 29, 2009
Right to Know Week Emphasizes the Public's Right to Access Information
September 21, 2009
Private Sector Privacy on Stage at Personal Information Protection Act Conference in Vancouver
September 11, 2009
Privacy Commissioners Urge Caution on Expanded Surveillance Plan
August 4, 2009
Collection and Disclosure of Limited Personal Information Was Not in Violation of Access and Privacy Laws
July 8, 2009
Commissioner Urges Vigilance in Wake of Computer Virus Outbreak at Alberta Health Services
June 24, 2009
Level of Security on Stolen Laptops is Simply Not Acceptable, Says Commissioner
May 27, 2009
Information and Privacy Commissioner Pleased with Amendments to Bill 52
May 26, 2009
Health Care Providers Urged to Get Their Fax Straight
May 5, 2009
Commissioner Has Words of Advice About New Biometric Entry System in Calgary
March 5, 2009
Knowledge and Awareness Are the Best Tools for Fighting Fraud: March is Fraud Prevention Month
February 5, 2009
Investigation Prompts Important Reminder to Health Information Custodians: Only Courts with Jurisdiction in Alberta or Canada Can Compel the Release of Health Information
December 15, 2008
'Tis the Season to Protect Your Privacy, Caution Canadian Privacy Commissioners
December 4, 2008
Commissioner Concerned by Amendments to the Health Information Act
December 1, 2008
Calgary Parking Authority Allowed to Collect Personal Information
November 13, 2008
Commissioner Opposes Paramountcy Provisions in Mines and Minerals Act
October 23, 2008
Privacy Commissioners Co-Host Third Private Sector Privacy Conference
October 3, 2008
Information and Privacy Commissioner in Support of Auditor General Recommendations
July 3, 2008
Series of Unfortunate Errors Leads to Breach of Health Information Act
May 15, 2008
Investigation Confirms Albertans’ Right to Ask Custodians to Limit Disclosure of Health Information Through Alberta Netcare
March 6, 2008
Privacy Commissioners Release New Video Surveillance Guidelines
February 6, 2008
Enhanced Driver's Licences Concern Canada's Privacy Guardians
January 7, 2008
Commissioner Releases Investigation Report
December 19, 2007
Ticketmaster Investigated under Personal Information Protection Act
November 30, 2007
Commissioner's Tips for a Fraud Free Christmas
November 26, 2007
Commissioner Work Applauds Changes to Criminal Code Regarding Identity
November 15, 2007
Information and Privacy Commissioner Appoints Assistant Commissioner and Announces Structural Changes
November 13, 2007
Capital Health Did Not Properly Safeguard Health Information on Stolen Laptops
November 7, 2007
Proposed Override to the FOIP Act Not Necessary
October 15, 2007
Release of Personal Information for Public Safety
October 1, 2007
Information and Privacy Commissioner Observes Right to Know Week
September 25, 2007
Inadequate Security Safeguards Led to TJX breach, Commissioners Say
September 19, 2007
Commissioner’s Refusal to Conduct Inquiry an Important Reminder to Consumers
September 18, 2007
Health Quality Council of Alberta Allowed to Collect Survey Information
September 13, 2007
Energy and Utilities Board Found in Contravention of FOIP
September 7, 2007
Alberta and BC Co-Host Second Private Sector Privacy Conference
August 20, 2007
Former Employee’s Health Condition Disclosed by Employer to Drivers’ Licensing Regulator Causing Conditions to be Placed on License
August 14, 2007
Commissioner Applauds Privacy Impact Assessment of Alberta Cancer Board
June 29, 2007
Canada's Privacy Guardians Call for Comprehensive Changes to No-Fly List Program
June 26, 2007
Commissioner Initiates Investigation Into Allegations Involving the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board
May 10, 2007
Investigation Finds Calgary Police Service Employee’s Personal Information Was Inappropriately Accessed
April 16, 2007
Commissioner Responds to Health Information Court Case
April 10, 2007
EPCOR Utilities Inc. Found in Compliance with Personal Information Protection Act
March 19, 2007
Investigation Reports Find That the Alberta EUB and West Energy Breached Privacy Legislation
February 20, 2007
Property Management Company and Collection Agency Found in Contravention of Personal Information Protection Act
February 15, 2007
Commissioner Welcomes Flight Manifest Decision
February 12, 2007
Employee Assistance Provider Investigated under Personal Information Protection Act
January 31, 2007
Federal Privacy Commissioner and Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner to Investigate Winners and HomeSense Data Breach
January 26, 2007
City of Edmonton Employee Survey in Compliance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
December 21, 2006
The Twelve Points for Christmas
December 5, 2006
Calgary Health Region Found in Contravention of Health Information Act Over Stolen Laptop
November 24, 2006
Information and Privacy Commissioner Opens Investigation Into Alleged Information Breach by Alberta Energy and Utilities Board
November 23, 2006
Charges Laid Under the Health Information Act
November 9, 2006
Commissioner Launches Investigation Into Stolen Calgary Health Region Laptop
November 6, 2006
Investigator Finds Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security Disclosed an Individual’s Personal Information in Contravention of the FOIP Act
October 6, 2006
Commissioner Urges City of Calgary to be Diligent About Surveillance Cameras
September 26, 2006
Commissioner Releases Investigation Report on Stolen Laptop Incident
September 14, 2006
Information and Privacy Commissioner’s Investigation Finds an Alberta Union Properly Safeguarded Personal Information
September 13, 2006
Commissioner Releases Report on Edmonton Police Service’s Practice of Requiring Identification from Applicants
July 27, 2006
Commissioner Launches Investigation Into Stolen Laptop
July 12, 2006
Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Responds to Ryerson Study on Workplace Monitoring
May 26, 2006
Information and Privacy Commissioner Congratulates Privacy Award Winners
April 19, 2006
Information and Privacy Commissioner’s Investigation Finds Alberta Business Failed to Protect Personal Information from Identity Thieves
April 3, 2006
Commissioner Releases Report on Recording Telephone Calls by Real Estate Firm
March 8, 2006
Commissioner Comments on Amendments to Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
March 8, 2006
Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner Issues Findings on Complaint Against Edmonton Police Service
February 24, 2006
Information and Privacy Commissioner Releases Report Into Security Risks Associated with Outsourcing
February 13, 2006
Information and Privacy Commissioner Releases Report into Pharmacy Information Collection Practices
February 9, 2006
Commissioner Releases Report into the Alberta Cervical Cancer Screening Program
January 25, 2006
Investigation Report P2006-IR-01
January 9, 2006
Western Canadian Privacy Forum Announced
December 12, 2005
What the Commissioner Wants for Christmas
December 8, 2005
Statement by Commissioner on the Dismissal of Statement of Claim
November 3, 2005
Commissioner Releases Report Concerning Collection and Use of an Employee’s “Black Box” Data
August 29, 2005
Commissioner Releases Report on Complaints Against the University of Calgary
August 24, 2005
Commissioner Releases Report Concerning Collection and Security of Credit Information
August 9, 2005
Commissioner Releases Report into Complaint Regarding the Use of Personal Information
August 3, 2005
Commissioner Releases Report Concerning Collection and Retention of Personal Information by Two Retail Stores
July 21, 2005
Commissioner Releases Report Concerning Disclosure and Security of Personal Information by a Collection Agency
July 12, 2005
Commissioner Releases Investigation Report into Improper Disclosure of Home Addresses and SINs onto the Internet by Two Organizations and Their Law Firms
July 5, 2005
Commissioner Releases Report into Missing Computer Tape Containing Health Information
June 13, 2005
Access and Privacy Conference 2005 Attracts Delegates and Commissioners from Across Canada
May 16, 2005
Commissioner Releases Investigation Report Regarding Use of Video Cameras in the Workplace
May 12, 2005
Albertans Should Be Wary of Phishing Scams
May 2, 2005
EMS Disclosed Personal Information in Contravention of the Act
April 27, 2005
Investigator Finds EPS members Used Personal Information in Contravention of the FOIP Act
April 25, 2005
Commissioner Releases Investigation Report Regarding Loss of Computer Tapes and Microfiches Containing Pension Information
March 15, 2005
Photocopiers and Fax Machines Latest Security Risk
February 8, 2005
Investigations Find Alberta Businesses Failed to Protect Personal Information from Identity Thieves
December 21, 2004
Joint Investigation Confirms Breaches of Provincial/Federal Legislation
December 16, 2004
Commissioner Releases Report into Disclosure of Credit Information
December 15, 2004
Alberta's Information and Privacy Commissioner Undertakes Review of Public Sector Outsourcing
December 1, 2004
Commissioner Investigates Businesses for Unauthorized Disclosures of Personal Information
November 26, 2004
Commissioner Cracks Down on Businesses Whose Practices Assist Identity Thieves
October 26, 2004
Commissioner Welcomes Substantially Similar Finding
October 21, 2004
Commissioner Responds to the Final Report of the Select Special Health Information Act Review Committee
October 15, 2004
Commissioner Releases Investigation Report Regarding a Complaint About Disclosure of Customer Information Among the Melrose Rural Electrification Association, ATCO Electric and Direct Energy Marketing Limited
September 23, 2004
Letter: Outsourcing and the USA PATRIOT Act
July 30, 2004
Commissioner Releases Investigation Report Regarding Privacy Complaints Against EPCOR
July 19, 2004
OIPC Clarifies When Health Service Providers Can Disclose Patients' Health Information
July 9, 2004
Commissioner Concludes Investigation on Privacy Complaint Against a School District
June 17, 2004
Commissioner Releases Investigation Report Regarding Privacy Complaint Against the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
June 8, 2004
New PIPA Legislation Explained at Access and Privacy Conference
May 14, 2004
Commissioner Accepts Facial Recognition Software Privacy Impact Assessment
April 30, 2004
Commissioner Urges Schools to Consider Privacy Obligations Before Implementing Drug Detection Programs
April 30, 2004
Information and Privacy Commissioner Can Now Review Registrar Decisions to Grant or Deny Access to Motor Vehicle Information
April 5, 2004
Commissioner Urges Businesses to Consider Privacy Obligations Before Implementing RFID Rechnology
March 16, 2004
Security Breach is a Reminder to be Vigilant with Protecting Personal Information
March 5, 2004
Albertans' Personal Information Not Exposed to the PATRIOT Act
February 24, 2004
Commissioner Reminds Health Service Providers of Their Responsibilities Under the Health Information Act
January 26, 2004
Federal, British Columbia and Alberta Commissioners Working Together to Ensure Seamless Privacy Protection in the Private Sector
December 11, 2003
Commissioner Welcomes New Private Sector Privacy Law
December 1, 2003
Commissioner to Investigate Patient Confidentiality at Northeast Community Health Centre
October 3, 2003
Investigation Finds That Clinic Met Requirements to Complete a Privacy Impact Assessment and Maintain Safeguards to Protect Health Information
August 7, 2003
Commissioner Releases Investigation Report Concerning Surveillance Cameras on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton
July 30, 2003
Commissioner Concludes Investigation on the Alberta Government’s 2002 Corporate Employee Survey
July 25, 2003
New PIPA Team Leader Announced
June 24, 2003
Investigation Recommends Assessment and Implementation of Safeguards to Ensure Proper Disposal of Electronically Stored Health Information
June 23, 2003
Investigation Report H2003-IR-01 & F2003-IR-03
June 18, 2003
Commissioner Releases Investigation Report Regarding Privacy Complaint Against City of Calgary’s Fire Department
June 10, 2003
Commissioner Releases Report on Information Collection
June 10, 2003
Commissioner Releases Investigation Report Regarding Privacy Complaint Against Livingstone Range School Division No. 68
June 3, 2003
Survey: Albertans Attach Importance and Pay Attention to Protection of Personal Privacy
May 14, 2003
New Privacy Law a Positive Step for Alberta Business and Consumers
May 8, 2003
Commissioner Concludes Investigation into NAIT’s Collection of Personal Information
May 1, 2003
Commissioner Releases Investigation Report Regarding Privacy Complaints Against Northland School Division No. 61
April 2, 2003
Commissioner Releases Report on Calgary Taxi Commission
February 26, 2003
Commissioner Responds to the Amendment of Sections 104(1)(d) and 35(1) of the Health Information Act
February 26, 2003
Commissioner’s Response to Repeal of Section 59 and Introduction of Section 60(2) of the Health Information Act
February 24, 2003
Commissioner Releases Report on Adoption Website
February 12, 2003
Commissioner Comments on Adoption Profile Website
January 30, 2003
Commissioner Applauds Security and Privacy Protection Initiatives for Electronic Health Records System
January 15, 2003
Information and Privacy Commissioner Releases Report into Employee Qualifications Inventory System
January 8, 2003
Investigation Finds That Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission is Authorized to Collect Personal Information
December 4, 2002
Investigation Finds That a Pharmacy and a Pharmacist Contravened the Health Information Act
November 25, 2002
Commissioner Commends Federal Support for IAPP Certificate Program
November 1, 2002
Letter: Commissioner Comments on DNA Data Bank Legislation
October 11, 2002
Letter: Commissioner Comments on the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Air Traveller Surveillance Database
October 11, 2002
Letter: Commissioner Publicly Releases Comments on Lawful Access Consultation
September 18, 2002
Letter: Commissioner Supports Anti-Voyeurism Legislation
August 29, 2002
Investigation Report H2002-IR-01: Aspen Regional Health Authority
August 13, 2002
Report Finds the City of Calgary Did Not Violate the FOIP Act in Releasing Information
August 12, 2002
Second Information and Privacy Commissioner Sworn-In
August 8, 2002
Investigation Finds That the University of Calgary Breached an Individual’s Privacy
July 26, 2002
Information and Privacy Commissioner Publicly Releases Investigation Report F2002-IR-004 Dealing with Privacy Complaints
June 12, 2002
Investigation Found No Evidence to Substantiate Complaint Made Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
April 29, 2002
Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools Acknowledges Privacy Breach
April 23, 2002
Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner Publicly Releases Investigation Report F2002-IR-001
January 4, 2002
Investigation Concludes Alberta Transportation Properly Performed Its Duty to Assist an Applicant
October 25, 2001
Information and Privacy Commissioner Releases Report on Physical Therapy Breach
October 4, 2001
Investigation Concludes Alberta Learning Was Authorized to Collect Information About a Student
September 20, 2001
Investigation Concludes University of Alberta Breached an Individual’s Privacy
July 20, 2001
Information and Privacy Commissioner Robert Clark Concludes Investigation into Complaints About the Disclosure of Employee Information by the University of Alberta
July 16, 2001
Information and Privacy Commissioner Robert Clark Concludes Investigation on Complaint Against the Calgary Board of Education
July 6, 2001
Information and Privacy Commissioner Bob Clark Concludes Investigation on Complaint Against Edmonton Public Schools
May 24, 2001
Disclosure of Patient Information Faxed in Error to Edmonton Journal Not Subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
May 14, 2001
City Alderman Breached Privacy with Disclosure to Media
April 24, 2001
Investigation Concludes Collection and Use of Student Photographs in Accordance with FOIP Act
April 6, 2001
Investigation Concludes That the City of Calgary Breached an Employee’s Privacy
April 3, 2001
Commissioner Comments on Public Surveillance Systems
March 23, 2001
Information and Privacy Commissioner Releases Report on Email Error
March 22, 2001
Investigation Concludes Workers' Compensation Board Did Not Breach the Complainant's Privacy When It Disclosed Personal Information
December 13, 2000
Investigation Concludes Alberta Learning Did Not Use Personal Information in Violation of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
November 16, 2000
Investigation Concludes Disclosure by City of Calgary Lawyer Was Wrong But Not a Breach of the FOIP Act
November 1, 2000
Lethbridge Housing Authority Cooperates in Privacy Investigation
September 6, 2000
Survey: Albertans Take Privacy Seriously
August 10, 2000
Investigation Concludes that the Workers’ Compensation Board Breached an Injured Worker’s Privacy
July 14, 2000
City of Edmonton Employee Breached an Individual's Privacy
July 7, 2000
Investigation Concludes That Use of Personal Information by a City of Calgary Alderman in Addressing Correspondence to Members of the Calgary Police Association Was Not an Unreasonable Invasion of Privacy
June 13, 2000
Investigation Report 2000-IR-01: Auditor General
April 6, 2000
Investigation Report 1999-IR-06: Treasury
March 10, 2000
Investigation Report 1999-IR-05: Community Development and Infrastructure
February 24, 2000
Investigation Concludes Public Body Did Not Destroy Records in an Attempt to Evade Access Request
February 11, 2000
Investigation Concludes Disposal of Records Inappropriate But Not a Breach of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
July 16, 1999
Investigation Report 1999-IR-02: Edmonton Public Schools
May 6, 1999
Investigation Report 1999-IR-01: Health and Vital Statistics
June 11, 1998
Commissioner Says WCB Did Not Violate the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act When It Obtained a Complainant’s Medical Test Results