Office of the Information and Privacy

Commissioner of Alberta

Continent: Americas
Competence: Privacy/Data Protection and ATI/RTI
Jurisdiction: Provincial
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.
Contact details:

Address: Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, 410, 9925 – 109 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2J8, CANADA
Telephone:  780 422 6860

Website: www.oipc.ab.ca
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