Provide Access to Public Sector Information

To provide a wide range of public services, public sector organizations may disclose various kinds of information, including personal information.

Disclosure of public sector information can include:

Personal information may only be disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA).

Disclosures in the Public Interest

The head of a public body must release information immediately, even without a formal request for access from outside their organization, when disclosure is clearly in the public interest. Learn more in the public interest tip sheet (PDF).

Certificate of Authority

A Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) can request the release of personal information on behalf of an individual by using a Certificate of Authority.

Authentication Standards

The identity management standards outline the identification requirements you can use to authenticate a person’s identity before releasing their personal information.

Contact Information

Telephone: 250 387-1321
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