Office of the Information and Privacy
Commissioner of Alberta
Competence: Privacy/Data Protection and ATI/RTI
Year established: 1995
Number of staff: 47
Head of authority: Jill Clayton
Jill Clayton was appointed Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner in 2012, re-appointed in 2017.
Jill has a dual mandate involving access to information and privacy rights and responsibilities under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Health Information Act, and the Personal Information Protection Act.
Jill has focused on reducing delays in access to information responses, advocating for a culture that supports transparency as a cornerstone to a strong democracy, and ensuring that effective records management programs are in place to support Alberta’s access to information laws.
Further, Jill has focused on prioritizing and promoting accountability in data governance, transparency through privacy breach notification, promoting knowledge about privacy rights in Alberta’s education system, and ethical assessments in tech innovations that involve the collection, use or disclosure of personal information.
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Health Information Act
Personal Information Protection Act