Access and Privacy
Service Alberta coordinates the administration of the Alberta’s access and privacy legislation, including the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). The department ensures that the legislation is effective and provides support to Government of Alberta entities, local public bodies and private-sector organizations that are subject to the legislation.
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP)This Act protects an individual's privacy by setting out rules for collection, use or disclosure of personal information by public bodies. It also provides a method of requesting access to information which is not available by other means. For more information, visit the FOIP website.
Contact the FOIP Coordinator of a public body if you have questions about how that public body manages your personal information, or you want to request access to information or a correction of your personal information. Contact information is available in the Directory of Public Bodies on the FOIP website.
Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)
This Act protects an individual’s privacy by requiring private-sector organizations to obtain consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in most cases, and by giving individuals the right to request access to or correction of their own personal information. For more information, visit the Private Sector Privacy website.
Contact the Privacy Officer of an organization if you have questions about how that organization manages your personal information.