Privacy Act 2019-2020
CANADIAN HIGH ARCTIC RESEARCH STATION
2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT ON THE PRIVACY ACT
APRIL 1, 2019 - MARCH 31, 2020
The purpose of the Privacy Act is to extend the present laws of Canada that protect the privacy of individuals with respect to personal information about themselves held by a government institution and that provide individuals with a right of access to that information.
In accordance with section 72 of the Privacy Act, this annual report is prepared and tabled in Parliament.
Established on June 1, 2015, the Canadian High Arctic Research Station has the following purpose:
- advance knowledge of the Canadian Arctic in order to improve economic opportunities, environmental stewardship and the quality of life of its residents and all other Canadians;
- promote the development and dissemination of knowledge of the other circumpolar regions, including the Antarctic;
- strengthen Canada’s leadership on Arctic issues; and
- establish a hub for scientific research in the Canadian Arctic
The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is a departmental corporation, reporting to the Minister of Northern Affairs. As a micro-organization, it has no full-time ATIP staff. All requests are dealt with by a staff member who fulfills Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator duties on an ad hoc basis, with assistance from other staff as required.
The head of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station has not delegated any of his powers and responsibilities under the Act.
The Canadian High Arctic Research Station received no requests pursuant to the Privacy Act
COVID-19-related measures did not impact the institution’s ability to fulfill its Privacy Act responsibilities. No mitigation measures were required
COMPLAINTS AND INVESTIGATIONS
There have been no complaints or investigations pursuant to the Privacy Act in 2019-2020.
NEW POLICIES, GUIDELINES, AND PROCEDURES
No new policies, guidelines or procedures were implemented during the reporting period, 2019-2020.
No training activities were provided during the reporting period, 2019-2020.
No monitoring was conducted during the reporting period, 2019-2020.
MATERIAL PRIVACY BREACHES
No material privacy breaches occurred during the reporting period, 2019-2020.
PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
No Privacy Impact Assessments were completed during the reporting period, 2019-2020.
DISCLOSURES PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH 8(2)(M) OF THE PRIVACY ACT
No disclosures pursuant to paragraph 8(2)(m) of the Privacy Act were completed during the reporting period, 2019-2020.
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