For Public Bodies
The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA) provides the public with a right of access to records held by a public body and regulates public bodies’ collection, use, disclosure, retention, and security of personal information.
The IPC is responsible for overseeing how ATIPPA is administered to ensure its purposes are achieved. To carry out this responsibility, the IPC has a number of powers including that she may comment on the implications to privacy and access to information of existing or proposed legislative schemes or programs of public bodies. She also has the power to investigate complaints about public bodies’ administration of ATIPPA and conduct reviews of public bodies’ decisions made or taken in respect of access to information or improper collection, use and disclosure of personal information.
This website has information that will help public bodies meet their obligations under ATIPPA.
Canadian privacy regulators pass resolutions on the privacy of young people and workplace privacy
Privacy authorities call on governments to improve privacy legislation to protect groups vulnerable to the growing influence of digital technologiesView Post
Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Information Regulators Unite in Resolution to Enhance Access to Government Information
Federal, provincial and territorial Information Commissioners and Ombudspersons from across Canada have signed a joint resolution aimed at reinforcing the public's right to access government-held informationView Post
Information and Privacy Commissioner audit finds Department of Education non-compliant with privacy law
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has completed a privacy compliance audit into the Department of Education’s collection, use and disclosure of student images and video on internet platformsView Post