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Topics: Laws and Justice Organizations: Service Alberta

Views: 48
Last Modified

April 1, 2010

Description

Highlights news relating to Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the FOIP Act). FOIP News is issued as needed.


Views: 21
Last Modified

December 1, 2009

Description

FOIP Discussion Papers are intended to highlight how the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act may apply to a particular issue or situation, for the purpose of promoting discussion within interested public bodies. They are not a substitute for legal advice.


Views: 37
Last Modified

November 1, 2009

Description

The purpose of this Bulletin is to explain who has the burden of proof in the Commissioner’s review processes and how the burden of proof is met. This Bulletin takes into consideration decisions issued by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta up to October 31, 2009.


Views: 25
Last Modified

March 1, 2009

Description

The purpose of this Bulletin is to explain, in more detail than in FOIP Guidelines and Practices, when third party notice should be given and how notice should be given, as well as to offer some practical suggestions to ensure compliance with the notice provisions (sections 30 and 31) of the Act....


Views: 32
Last Modified

March 1, 2009

Description

This Bulletin will consider what constitutes a common or integrated program or service and the conditions that apply to disclosure for the purposes of a common or integrated program or service. The Bulletin will also offer examples of programs and services to which section 40(1)(i) may apply, and...


Views: 26
Last Modified

March 1, 2009

Description

This Bulletin is intended to supplement FOIP Guidelines and Practices, produced by Access and Privacy, Service Alberta, by providing an overview of the way the Act applies to law enforcement. This Bulletin takes into consideration decisions issued by the Office of the Information and Privacy...


Views: 188
Last Modified

March 1, 2009

Description

This FOIP Bulletin is intended to assist public bodies in complying with their obligations under the FOIP Act by highlighting the access and privacy protection issues raised by e-mail. It does not address other management issues relating to e-mail, such as records management, e-mail monitoring or...


Views: 22
Last Modified

March 1, 2009

Description

This Bulletin provides an overview of the FOIP Act as it relates to the personal information of deceased individuals, reviewing the general and some specific provisions that apply to deceased individuals. The Bulletin also considers the application of the FOIP Act to the information of deceased...


Views: 32
Last Modified

March 1, 2009

Description

This Bulletin explains the new provisions for consent in section 7 and provides guidance with respect to the policies or “rules” that public bodies must establish in order to accept consent electronically or orally. This Bulletin takes into consideration decisions issued by the Office of the...


Views: 26
Last Modified

March 1, 2009

Description

This Bulletin provides guidance to ministries on deciding whether it is necessary to establish a paramountcy. This Bulletin takes into consideration decisions issued by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta up to December 31, 2008.