Access to information and privacy

Access to information and privacy acts give you the right to access general records and personal information held by government institutions.

How access to information and privacy works

Difference between access to information and privacy acts, what information you can access, role of government institutions

Contact an ATIP coordinator

Contact information for coordinators by institution

Programs and information holdings

Government institutions holding personal information, how it is managed

Reviewing access to information

About the review of access to information, how the review will work, how to participate

Privacy breach action plan

Raise awareness, improve training and collaboration, strengthen policies and guidance

Open information

Improvements to access to information, statistics, search previous information requests

Notices

Implementation and public notices on access to information and privacy

Information Commissioner

Role of the Information Commissioner, parliamentary activities, submit a complaint

Privacy Commissioner

Role of the Privacy Commissioner, how they protect personal information, submit a complaint

For departments and agencies

Policies and guidance

Tools to support the administration of access to information and privacy acts

The Access to Information Act

The law that provides the right of access to information and proactive publication of certain information

The Privacy Act

The law that protects the privacy of individuals and provides access to personal information

Court decisions

Summaries of court decisions on access to information and privacy

Online Request Management

Access the ATIP Online Management Tools service for ATIP practitioners

Statistics on the Access to Information and Privacy Acts

Government-wide statistics about the administration of the Access to Information and Privacy Act.

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