The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, in Alberta, aims to strike a balance between the public's right to know and the individual's right to privacy, as those rights relate to information held by public bodies.
This law was proclaimed October 1, 1995, and now affects all provincial government departments, agencies, boards and commissions, school boards, health care bodies, post-secondary educational institutions, and local government. The City of Calgary came under this legislation October 1, 1999.
The Alberta legislation can be found at Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The FOIP Act provides that Albertans have
- the right to request access to information held by The City,
- the right to access personal information about themselves held by The City,
- the right to request correction to their personal information held by The City,
- controls on the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, by The City and
- the right to request independent review of decisions made under FOIP.
The FOIP Coordinator for The City of Calgary can be contacted at:
The City of Calgary
Election and Information Services #8
P.O. Box 2100 Station "M"
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5
E-mail: FOIP Disclosure Officer