Privacy legislation in Alberta seeks to find balance between the right to privacy and the right to access information.

It is important to know and understand which legislation applies to your business or organization.

Alberta boasts three access and privacy acts. Applying to private sector organization, is the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). The Health Information Act (HIA) is specific to the collection use and disclosure of health information, while the Freedom of Information and protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) applies to public bodies.

Alberta has implemented mandatory breach reporting under the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) and as of August 31, 2018, mandatory privacy breach reporting under the Health Information Act (HIA) as well. This means there is a expectation that any organization falling under these legislations, have a duty to advise the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) and the individual whose information has been compromised.

For this reason, privacy training is an essential component to a compliance program within an organization. Privacy training for employees can help avoid errors, by educating staff on handling personal information according to their obligations and responsibilities.

TOPICS INCLUDE (not limited to)

  • Access and Privacy 101 for Small Businesses
  • It’s Okay to Talk about Privacy Breaches
  • Building a Culture that Respects Privacy
  • Data Breach Response Plans
  • Clarity of Roles
  • Privacy Breach Notification Communication Plans
  • Health Information Act **New** Mandatory Reporting Requirements

Privacy training services are unique and tailored to your specific needs to minimize your privacy and security related risks.