Alberta Small Business Privacy Officer Services

All businesses in Alberta are subject to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), which regulates access to, as well as the collection of, use, disclosure and protection of personal privacy.

Should an error or malicious event occur where a business or individual contravenes PIPA, it may lead to an offense conviction under the Act. If the minimum privacy requirement of a business are not upheld, convictions carry a fine up to $10,000 for individuals and up to $100,000 for organizations.

It is important to have someone in charge of and responsible for information management and privacy is everyone’s business within work environments, however, not all small businesses require a full time Privacy Officer.

Our focus is to assist small business and startups who do not know where to start, and equip them with tailored privacy program, which includes Privacy Officer Consultation Services and Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA), on an “as required” or “on demand” basis, should the need arise.

Your current and future clients, staff, and stakeholders will benefit from your business ensuring and maintaining the legislated handling of their personal information.

Medical Clinic Privacy Officer

The physician-patient relationship is based on trust. As a physician, you know your patients trust you to make the right decisions for their health, they now additionally expect you and your staff to protect their health information and have up to date knowledge on how to do so.

Patients who seek care in any of Alberta’s health facilities, expect their privacy to be protected with respect to both physical and electronic health records. Alberta legislation, the Health Information Act (HIA) grants that right to individuals, and also outlines a number of requirements that apply to health care professionals as well as administration staff. This includes designating a Clinic Privacy Officer.

Although everyone in a medical clinic has some level of responsibility for health record security, it is important to have someone in charge of and responsible for it. That said, you do not need to hire a full time Clinic Privacy Officer!

Our focus is to assist new and existing medical clinics who do not where to start, and equip them with a unique privacy program, which includes Clinic Privacy Officer Consultation Services and Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) , on an “as required” or “on demand” basis, should the need arise.

Your current and future patients will benefit from your Clinic ensuring and maintaining the legislated handling of their personal health information.

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