Health Canada - Privacy Act - Annual Report 2016-2017

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Introduction

I. Privacy Act

The Privacy Act (the Act) gives Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada the right of access to information about themselves held by the federal government with certain specific and limited exceptions.  The Act protects an individual's privacy by setting out provisions related to the collection, retention, accuracy, disposal, use and disclosure of personal information.

The Act requires the head of every federal government institution to submit an annual report to Parliament on the administration of the Act following the close of each fiscal year.  This annual report is prepared and is being tabled before each House of Parliament in accordance with section 72 of the Act.  This report summarizes how Health Canada has fulfilled its privacy responsibilities during the fiscal year 2016-2017.

II. About Health Canada

Health Canada (HC) is the federal department responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health.

HC is committed to improving the lives of all of Canada's people and to making this country's population among the healthiest in the world as measured by longevity, lifestyle and effective use of the public health care system.

By working with others in a manner that fosters the trust of Canadians, HC strives to:

  • Prevent and reduce risks to individual health and the overall environment;
  • Promote healthier lifestyles;
  • Ensure high quality health services that are efficient and accessible;
  • Integrate renewal of the health care system with longer term plans in the areas of prevention, health promotion and protection;
  • Reduce health inequalities in Canadian society; and
  • Provide health information to help Canadians make informed decisions.

HC has regional offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic and Northern Regions.

For more information about HC, please visit our website at:
https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada.html

Privacy Delivery and Governance

Privacy protection and the appropriate management of personal information, including personal health information, are extremely important for Canadians and HC.  The Department takes its role in the management of personal information seriously and has taken steps to raise awareness and implement processes to comply with the Privacy Act.  These are outlined in this report.

Privacy Act requirements are led out of the Privacy Management Division and the Access to Information and Privacy Management Division. Both Divisions are housed in the Planning, Integration and Management Services Directorate of the Corporate Services Branch at HC.

In 2016-2017, the Act was administered at HC by 19.13 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees with the support of 2.36 FTEs in consultant services, as well as some part-time and casual employees at 0.72 FTEs for a total resource complement of 22.21 FTEs. These figures include administrative support, management, reporting, monitoring and policy resources, and overhead cost which contribute to the overall support of the operations of the application of the Act.

I. Privacy Management Division

The Privacy Management Division strengthens capacity and expertise supporting HC's programs that collect, use, disclose, retain and dispose of personal information.

The Division's key areas of work include:

  • Developing corporate privacy policies, guidelines and practices that promote a culture of privacy;
  • Actively promoting privacy awareness through both on-line and in-person training;
  • Integrating privacy considerations into the investment planning process;
  • Working with programs to complete, monitor and report on privacy impact assessments and privacy breaches;
  • Reviewing Memorandum to Cabinet and Treasury Board submissions to ensure privacy requirements are met;
  • Coordinating HC annual input into Info Source, including the development and registration of Personal Information Banks;
  • Liaising with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada on privacy aspects of new and proposed programs, legislation/regulations, policies, privacy impact assessments, breaches and complaints;
  • Monitoring privacy policies, practices; and
  • Liaising with other federal departments, agencies, provincial ministries of health and other key partners regarding privacy issues within the health portfolio to provide informed advice to clients.

II. The Access to Information and Privacy Division

The management of requests and associated complaints under the Privacy Act is jointly led by the Access to Information Division and the Privacy Management Division.  These Divisions are responsible for legislative requirements pursuant to the Act such as:

  • Responding to privacy requests within the statutory time frame as well as meeting the duty to assist requesters;
  • Promoting staff awareness and providing training across HC on the Act;
  • Preparing the Annual Report to Parliament;
  • Supporting other forms of information sharing by HC by ensuring the appropriate identification and redaction of personal information (e.g., documents for litigation, information disclosure, and relating to human resource issues); and
  • Liaising with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC), Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS), other federal departments and agencies, provincial ministries of health and other key partners regarding the application of the Act to develop relevant policies, tools and guidelines.

Delegation of Authority

The most recent delegation order for the Privacy Act was signed by the Minister of Health on November 25, 2015.  In keeping with Treasury Board Secretariat recommendations on best practice, the delegation order extends authorities to multiple positions including the Coordinator, the Corporate Services Branch's Assistant Deputy Minister and Director General of Planning Integration and Management Services Directorate.  As appropriate, certain administrative authorities are delegated to various senior levels within the ATIP Division and Privacy Management Division to support the effective and efficient administration of the Act.

The Delegation Order is attached as Appendix A.

Requests under the Privacy Act - Statistical Figures, Interpretation and Explanation

I. Statistical Report

This section of the report includes an interpretation and explanation of the data contained in HC's statistical report which summarizes privacy-related activity for the period between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 (Appendix B).

II. Number of Privacy Requests and Case Load

Requests under the Privacy Act

For fiscal year 2016-2017, the number of privacy requests received dipped to 269 compared to 531 in 2015-2016, representing a 49% decrease in the number of requests.  Some of the reduction can be attributed to work that was performed with the Regions to disclose records directly to individuals without a formal request whenever feasible.  A significant proportion of the privacy requests relate to individuals seeking medical records as part of Indian Residential Schools. Although these continue to represent the largest component of the requests received, they have been declining in number. The Department also receives a significant number of requests from current or past HC employees looking for their own personal information.

Case Load

For 2016-2017, active requests included 269 new requests and 50 requests carried over from fiscal year 2015-2016. During fiscal year 2016-2017, HC completed the processing of 279 requests, representing 103% of the annual volume of requests received (269), and 87% of all active requests (319).  Forty (40) requests are being carried over into the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

Case Load and Pages Reviewed by Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Number of Requests Received Number of Requests Carried Over Total Caseload Number of Requests Closed # of Pages Reviewed for Closed Files
2012-2013 1070 93 1991 1116 172,686
2013-2014 627 48 675 596 86,338
2014-2015 532 79 611 543 81,385
2015-2016 531 68 599 549 36,748
2016-2017 269 50 319 279 13,305

Figure 1: Privacy Requests Received/Completed

Figure 1: Privacy Requests Received/Completed
Figure 1: Privacy Requests Received/Completed - Text Description
Fiscal Year Received Completed
2012-2013 1070 1116
2013-2014 627 596
2014-2015 532 543
2015-2016 531 549
2016-2017 269 279

Consultations Received from Other Government Institutions

In 2016-2017, HC completed a total of seven consultations (190 pages) from other federal government departments.  No consultations were carried over to the new fiscal period.

Number of Consultations and Pages Reviewed from Other Federal Institutions
Federal Institutions Number of Consultations Completed Pages Reviewed
Public Health Agency of Canada 3 187
Canadian Security Intelligence Service 1 2
Canadian Border Services Agency 1 1
Other 2 5
Total 7 195

III. Disposition of Requests Completed

Completed requests were classified as follows:

Disposition of Requests Completed by Percentage
Disposition of Requests Requests Completed by Percentage
All disclosed 12%
Disclosed in part 33%
No records exist 19%
Request abandoned 36%

Figure 2: Disposition of Completed Requests

Figure 2: Disposition of Completed Requests

The percentage of 'All Disclosed' files reduced by 16% from 2015-2016 and can be further attributed to the work that was performed with the Regions to disclose records directly to individuals without a formal request whenever feasible.

While HC has a high number of abandoned privacy requests, this is primarily due to confusion from the general public about the Department's mandate and records holdings. Most of the requests that HC reported as "closed as abandoned" were received online and were seeking personal medical records that fall within provincial jurisdiction and are not under the control of HC. Since HC does not hold this information, requesters were notified accordingly.

IV. Exemptions Invoked

Sections 18 through 28 of the Act set out the exemptions intended to protect information pertaining to a particular public or private interest.  Section 26 "personal information of other individuals" accounted for 93% of the all exemptions invoked in 2016-2017.

Principal Exemptions Applied
Exemptions Number of Times Applied
Section 26 – Information about another individual 90
Section 27 – Solicitor-client privilege 3
Section 25 – Safety of individuals 2
Section 22(1) – Law enforcement and investigation 1
Section 19(1)(a) – Obtained in confidence from a foreign state 1

V. Exclusions Cited

The Act does not apply to personal information that is available to the public (section 69), nor does it apply to confidences of the Queen's Privy Council (section 70), with some exceptions.  Requests containing proposed exclusions under section 70 require consultation with the Department of Justice, and potentially the Privy Council Office.  In 2016-2017, HC did not exclude any information under either section 69 or 70.

VI. Completion Time

HC tracks the disposition of closed requests and the length of time taken to process them.  Of the total caseload of 319 requests, HC completed 279 cases and carried over 40 active requests to fiscal year 2017-2018.

HC was able to respond within 30 days or less in 249 (89%) of completed cases, a 6% increase from 2015-2016.  Of the remaining requests, 18 (6%) were completed in 31 to 60 days; 7 (3%) in 61 to 120 days, and 5 (2%) in 121 days or more.

VII. Extensions

Legal extensions were invoked in 18 cases (6%) of the total 279 requests completed.

VIII. Translation

There were no requests for translation of records responsive to Privacy Act requests in 2016-2017.

IX. Format of Information Released

Of requests that were fully or partially disclosed, 75 were sent out in paper format.  Comparatively, 52 requests were released electronically.

HC's imaging software allows the Department to respond to privacy requests using Portable Document Format (PDF).  It is anticipated that the use of electronic formats for the release of information will continue to grow in future years.

X. Corrections and Notations

There were no requests for the correction or the notation of personal information during this fiscal year.

XI. Costs

HC spent a total of $1,977,422 responding to requests related to the Act.  Of this total: salaries accounted for $1,486,199 and administration costs accounted for $475,382, most of which was used to retain temporary help to address the volume and complexity of requests.

Training and Awareness

Training, Orientation and Awareness for HC Employees

HC continues to offer privacy training through 'Privacy 101' sessions.  General Privacy awareness training was provided to 59 employees during the year. These sessions provide participants with a high level understanding of the Privacy Act and its requirements relating to the processing of requests for information under the Privacy Act, the "need to know" principle, and general obligations regarding the collection, use, retention, disclosure and retention of personal information.

Several new training sessions were offered this fiscal year including Privacy Impact Assessment Boot Camp and a new privacy breach session developed to assist in the prevention of privacy breaches.  Total participation in these additional training sessions were 62 participants.  Further, an online learning tool – Privacy Basics - continued to be used in 2016-2017.  Total on-line participants for the year were 278.

Overall, 399 HC employees received privacy training in 2016-2017.

In addition, HC continues to increase privacy awareness among employees and of their responsibilities under the Privacy Act through targeted information sessions. These included promoting Privacy Day in January and Privacy Awareness Week in May, where communication and general awareness messages were sent through internal communication channels.  The Privacy Management Division continued to use a Twitter account and had 200 followers as of year-end.

Recent Privacy Initiatives

The Privacy Management Division completed a pilot project aimed at improving the completion of Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA). During the pilot, which dedicated internal staff resources to the writing of PIAs, four (4) PIAs were approved and submitted to OPC and TBS during 2016-2017, doubling the number of PIAs completed in the previous year.

HC is pursuing a plan to add capacity to this function going forward.

New and/or Revised Institution-Specific Privacy-Related Policies, Guidelines and Procedures

I. Privacy Management Division

The Privacy Management Division, with the assistance of other departments, completed a privacy online training resource accessible to government institutions and stakeholders that covers the key federal requirements for the collection, use, retention, disclosure and disposal of personal information, as well as specific modules on privacy oversight, privacy breach management and PIAs.  This module was made available in April 2016, with 278 participants across government completing the online training module in the fiscal year.

II. Other Initiatives

Governance and Outreach

There is an ongoing focus on engagement through meetings with employees across the Department, central agencies and other government departments.   For example, in 2016-2017, three (3) meetings of the Health Partnership Privacy Committee (HPPC) were held to promote privacy issues.  As a director-level forum with representation from all areas of HC, the HPPC generates discussion and approval of privacy guidance, practices and tools, collaborates in ensuring that privacy compliance requirements are met, and makes recommendations to senior management.

Health Information Privacy Group

HC continues to participate as a member of the Canada Health Infoway's Federal-Provincial Territorial Health Information Privacy Working Group focused on privacy issues related to the development digital health services in Canada.  In 2016-2017, HC participated in 2 in person meetings as well as 3 conference calls.

Key Issues Raised as a Result of Privacy Complaints and/or Investigations

I. Complaints to the Privacy Commissioner

Two (2) complaints were received under Section 31 related to the processing of Privacy Act requests by HC. Two (2) Section 33 notices were sent by the OPC to the Department; these notices provide the opportunity to make formal representations relating to active investigations.  Lastly, one (1) Letter of Finding (Section 35) relating to complaints was received from the OPC.

II. Types of Complaints and their Disposition Completed

During 2016-2017, three investigations into complaints that related to the processing of Privacy Act requests were completed and closed by the OPC.  All 3 findings were well-founded.

Similarly, two (2) new complaints were received related to the way the department managed personal information as well as two (2) related written submissions for clarifications from the OPC.  Finally, one (1) well founded finding was received from the OPC related to a complaint initiated in 2013.

The Department reviews the outcomes of all OPC investigations, and where appropriate, incorporates lessons learned into business processes.

III. Applications/Appeals Submitted to the Federal Court/Federal Court of Appeal

There were no applications or appeals submitted to the Federal Court or the Federal Court of Appeal during fiscal year 2016-2017.

IV. Health Canada Responses to Recommendations raised by other Agents of Parliament

There were no recommendations raised by other Agents of Parliament during fiscal year 2016-2017.

V. Privacy Audits

There were no privacy audits concluded during fiscal year 2016-2017 for HC.

Monitoring Compliance

ATIP has undertaken the production of weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting to Senior Management in order to monitor performance within HC. Similarly, PMD produces quarterly reports on privacy breaches and privacy impact assessments.

Privacy Breaches

Health Canada assessed 29 privacy breaches during this fiscal year that affected individuals.  The majority of the breaches were of low to medium sensitivity and were caused by human error.  Two breaches were determined to be "material breaches' and were reported to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS), as required by TBS Policy.

Privacy Impact Assessments Completed

Four (4) privacy impact assessments were completed during the 2016-2017 fiscal year.  Below are the PIAs listed with a brief description along with a hyperlink to the PIA on the HC website where available. For additional information regarding PIAs not yet posted to the HC website, please contact: hc.privacy-vie.privee.sc@canada.ca 

  1. Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program - The purpose of the Indian Residential Schools Resolution - Health Support Program (IRS RHSP) Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) was to assess, reduce and mitigate potential privacy risks related to the collection, use, dissemination, disclosure, retention, and disposal of personal information for existing processes that are in place for the administration of the IRS RHSP. 
  2. Marihuana for Medical Purposes - This PIA was completed to identify privacy risks associated with the collection and management of personal information by HC in support of the implementation of the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.
  3. Grants and Contributions Management System (GCIMS) PIA – GCIMS is a web-enabled transfer payment management system that automates the Department's transfer payment business processes and manages funding agreement information.  The PIA assessed HC's collection, use, disclosure and retention of personal information involved in the basic GCIMS business processes.
  4. Requests for Disclosures of Confidential Business Informationhttp://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/activit/atip-aiprp/priv-prot/pia-efvp-j-eng.php
    This PIA was completed as personal information is used to make an administrative decision as to whether Confidential Business Information can be disclosed to an individual. The PIA examines the privacy-related risks of the disclosure of CBI under the Food and Drugs Act and proposes methods to lower these risks.

Disclosures made Pursuant to Paragraph 8(2)(E) of the Privacy Act

Five (5) disclosures were provided to federal investigative bodies.  Four (4) were provided to Royal Canadian Mounted Police and one (1) was provided to the Department of National Defence Board of Inquiry.

Disclosures made Pursuant to Paragraph 8(2)(m) of the Privacy Act

No public interest disclosures of personal information were made during the reporting period.

Appendix A:  Access to Information Act and Privacy Act – Delegation Order

Delegation of Authority

Access to Information Act and Privacy Act

I, the Minister of Health, pursuant to section 73 of the Access to Information Act and section 73 of the Privacy Act, hereby designate the persons holding the positions set out in the Delegation of Authority Schedule attached hereto, or the persons occupying on an acting basis those positions, to exercise the powers, duties and functions of the Minister responsible for Health Canada, under the provisions of the Act and related regulations set out in the schedule opposite each position.  This designation supersedes all previous delegation orders.

The Honourable Jane Philpott MP
Minister of Health
Nov 25, 2015

Delegation of Authority Schedule / Annexe de délégation de pouvoirs
Position Access to Information Act and Regulations Privacy Act and Regulations
Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services Branch
HC/PHAC
Full authority Full authority
Director General, Planning, Integration and Management Services, Corporate Services Branch
HC/PHAC
Full authority Full authority
Director (Coordinator), Access to Information and Privacy
HC/PHAC
Full authority Full authority except
Sections/Articles
8(2)(j), 8(2)(m), 8(5), 9(1), 9(4), 10
Deputy Director, Access to Information and Privacy Full authority Full authority except
Sections/Articles
8(2)(j), 8(2)(m), 8(5), 9(1), 9(4), 10
Director, Privacy Management Division nil Full authority except
Sections/Articles
14-28 inclusively/inclusivement
Chief, Access to Information and Privacy Full authority except:
: 35(2), 52(2)(b), 52(3), 72
Regulations:
Sections: Full authority
Full authority except:
8(2)(j), 8(2)(m), 8(4), 8(5), 9(1), 9(4), 10, 33(2) 51(2)(b), 51(3), 72(1)
Regulations: Sections: Full authority except: 7
Team Leader, Access to Information and Privacy Sections: 4(2.1), 7, 8(1), 9(1), 9(2), 10(1), 10(2), 11(2), 11(3), 11(4), 11(5), 11(6), 12(2)(b), 12(3)(b), 19, 25, 27(1), 27(4), 33, 43(1), 44(2)
Regulations: Sections: Full authority
Sections: 14, 15, 16, 17(2)(b), 17(3)(b), 26, 31
Regulations:
Sections: 9, 11(2), 13(1), 14
Senior Analyst, Access to Information and Privacy Sections: 4(2.1), 7, 9(2), 27(1), 27(4), 33
Regulations:
Sections: 5
Regulations:
Sections: 9, 11(2)
Analyst, Access to Information and Privacy Sections: 4(2.1), 7, 9(2)
Regulations:
Sections: 5
Regulations:
Sections: 9, 11(2)

Appendix B:  Statistical Report on the Privacy Act

TBS/SCT 350-63

Name of institution: Health Canada
Reporting period: 2016-04-01 to 2017-03-31

Part 1: Requests Under the Privacy Act

Requests Under the Privacy Act
Requests Number of Requests
Received during reporting period 269
Outstanding from previous reporting period 50
Total 319
Closed during reporting period 279
Carried over to next reporting period 40

Part 2: Requests Closed During the Reporting Period

2.1 Disposition and completion time
Disposition of Requests Completion Time
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121 to 180 Days 181 to 365 Days More Than 365 Days Total
All disclosed 12 19 3 1 0 0 0 35
Disclosed in part 9 58 15 6 2 2 0 92
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
No records exist 30 22 0 0 0 0 0 52
Request abandoned 77 22 0 0 0 1 0 100
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 128 121 18 7 2 3 0 279
2.2 Exemptions
Section Number of Requests
18(2) 0
19(1)(a) 1
19(1)(b) 0
19(1)(c) 0
19(1)(d) 0
19(1)(e) 0
19(1)(f) 0
20 0
21 0
22(1)(a)(i) 0
22(1)(a)(ii) 0
22(1)(a)(iii) 1
22(1)(b) 0
22(1)(c) 0
22(2) 0
22.1 0
22.2 0
22.3 0
23(a) 0
23(b) 0
24(a) 0
24(b) 0
25 2
26 90
27 3
28 0
2.3 Exclusions
Section Number of Requests
69(1)(a) 0
69(1)(b) 0
69.1 0
70(1) 0
70(1)(a) 0
70(1)(b) 0
70(1)(c) 0
70(1)(d) 0
70(1)(e) 0
70(1)(f) 0
70.1 0
2.4 Format of information released
Disposition Paper Electronic Other formats
All disclosed 26 9 0
Disclosed in part 49 43 0
Total 75 52 0

2.5 Complexity

2.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed
Disposition of Requests Number of Pages Processed Number of Pages Disclosed Number of Requests
All disclosed 640 640 35
Disclosed in part 12440 12503 92
All exempted 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0
Request abandoned 225 0 100
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0
Total 13305 13143 227
2.5.2 Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of requests
Disposition Less Than 100 Pages Processed 101-500 Pages Processed 501-1000 Pages Processed 1001-5000 Pages Processed More Than 5000 Pages Processed
Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed
All disclosed 34 424 1 216 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 63 2873 23 4967 5 3531 1 1132 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 99 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 196 3297 25 5183 5 3531 1 1132 0 0
2.5.3 Other complexities
Disposition Consultation Required Legal Advice Sought Interwoven Information Other Total
All disclosed 0 0 0 1 1
Disclosed in part 5 0 0 2 7
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0
Neitder confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5 0 0 3 8

2.6 Deemed refusals

2.6.1 Reasons for not meeting statutory deadline
Number of Requests Closed Past the Statutory Deadline Principal Reason
Workload External Consultation Internal Consultation Other
19 10 1 1 7
2.6.2 Number of days past deadline
Number of Days Past Deadline Number of Requests Past Deadline Where No Extension Was Taken Number of Requests Past Deadline Where An Extension Was Taken Total
1 to 15 days 5 2 7
16 to 30 days 2 0 2
31 to 60 days 1 3 4
61 to 120 days 2 1 3
121  to 180 days 0 0 0
181 to 365 days 3 0 3
More than 365 days 0 0 0
Total 13 6 19
2.7 Requests for translation
Translation Requests Accepted Refused Total
English to French 0 0 0
French to English 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0

Part 3: Disclosures Under Subsections 8(2) and 8(5)

Disclosures Under Subsections 8(2) and 8(5)
Paragraph 8(2)(e) Paragraph 8(2)(m) Subsection 8(5) Total
5 0 0 5

Part 4: Requests for Correction of Personal Information and Notations

Part 4: Requests for Correction of Personal Information and Notations
Disposition for Correction Requests Received Number
Notations attached 0
Requests for correction accepted 0
Total 0

Part 5: Extensions

5.1 Reasons for extensions and disposition of requests
Disposition of Requests Where an Extension Was Taken 15(a)(i) Interference With Operations 15(a)(ii) Consultation 15(b) Translation or Conversion
Section 70 Other
All disclosed 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 5 0 13 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0
No records exist 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0
Total 5 0 13 0
5.2 Length of extensions
Length of Extensions 15(a)(i)
Interference with operations
15(a)(ii)
Consultation
15(b)
Translation purposes
Section 70 Other
1 to 15 days 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 days 5 0 13 0
Total 5 0 13 0

Part 6: Consultations Received From Other Institutions and Organizations

6.1 Consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions and other organizations
Consultations Other Government of Canada Institutions Number of Pages to Review Other Organizations Number of Pages to Review
Received during tde reporting period 7 195 0 0
Outstanding from tde previous reporting period 0 0 0 0
Total 7 195 0 0
Closed during tde reporting period 6 190 0 0
Pending at tde end of tde reporting period 1 5 0 0
6.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions
Recommendation Number of Days Required to Complete Consultation Requests
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121  to 180 Days 181 to 365 Days More Than 365 Days Total
All disclosed 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Total 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 6
6.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations
Recommendation Number of days required to complete consultation requests
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121  to 180 Days 181 to 365 Ddays More Than 365 Days Total
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Part 7: Completion Time of Consultations on Cabinet Confidences

7.1 Requests with Legal Services
Number of Days Fewer Than 100 Pages Processed 101-500 Pages Processed 501-1000
Pages Processed
1001-5000
Pages Processed
More than 5000
Pages Processed
Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7.2 Requests with Privy Council Office
Number of Days Fewer Than 100 Pages Processed 101‒500 Pages Processed 501-1000
Pages Processed
1001-5000
Pages Processed
More than 5000
Pages Processed
Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Part 8: Complaints and Investigations Notices Received

Part 8: Complaints and Investigations Notices Received
Section 31 Section 33 Section 35 Court action Total
2 2 1 0 5

Part 9: Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)

Part 9: Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)
Number of PIA(s) completed 4

Part 10: Resources Related to the Privacy Act

10.1 Costs
Expenditures Amount
Salaries $1,486,199
Overtime $15,841
Goods and Services $475,382
  • Professional services contracts
$391,970  
  • Other
$83,412
Total $1,977,422
10.2 Human Resources
Resources Person Years Dedicated to Privacy Activities
Full-time employees 19.13
Part-time and casual employees 0.72
Regional staff 0.00
Consultants and agency personnel 2.36
Students 0.00
Total 22.21
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