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Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the FOIP Act) aims to strike a balance between the public’s right to know and an individual’s right to privacy, as these rights relate to information held by public-sector bodies in Alberta.

Find out more about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP).

Understanding FOIP Policy

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the FOIP Act) is based on two essential principles: the right to access information and the right to privacy. The MD is committed to complying with the FOIP Act and supporting its principles.

The FOIP Act controls the way in which the MD may collect personal information from you, controls the use that the MD may make of your personal information and controls how the MD can disclose information about you.

  • You have the right to access information that the MD has about you
  • You have the right to request access to the records held by the MD, subject to limited and specific exceptions
  • You have the right to request the MD to correct personal information it has about you
  • You have the right to request independent review of any issue related to FOIP by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
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