Information and Privacy Commissioner for Nova Scotia

Competence: Privacy/Data Protection and ATI/RTI
Jurisdiction: National
Year established:1994
Number of staff: 8

Head of authority: Tricia Ralph

Tricia holds degree in Law and a Master of Health Administration from Dalhousie University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Trent in her hometown of Peterborough, Ontario. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Bar Society.

She worked as a legal and legislative advisor for the Department of Education, Culture and Employment in the Northwest Territories. She then began providing legal advice on access and privacy issues to all government departments as a legal council for territorial government. Tricia worked closely with the territorial Health Authority and the Department of Health and Human Services on the implementation of the Health Information Act and on various privacy issues related to it.

In 2019, she began working for the Information and Privacy Commissioner of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Tricia was appointed Nova Scotia’s Privacy and Information Commissioner in March 2020.

Contact details:

Address: 5670 Spring Garden Road, Suite 509, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1H7
Telephone:  902-424-4684

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