Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
Karen A. Rose
Maria C. MacDonald
Case Review Officer
| J. Angus MacLean
180 Richmond Street
P.O. Box 2000
Tel: (902) 368-4099
DID YOU KNOW THAT . . .
Among other offences, the FOIPP Act says it is an offence to wilfully collect, use, or disclose personal information in violation of Part II, or wilfully obstruct the Commissioner in the performance of her duties. Anyone who is guilty of an offence may be fined up to $10,000.00. The Commissioner is not the one who decides if someone is guilty of an offence, or decides whether to order a fine. If the Commissioner has evidence of an offence, she may disclose it to the Crown Attorney’s Office. The Crown Attorney’s Office decides whether or not to lay a charge.
The Access and Privacy Services Office is a section of the Justice Policy and Privacy Services Division of the Department of Justice and Public Safety of the Government of Prince Edward Island. It processes applications for access to information and provides government-wide policy advice and support regarding the operation of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FOIPP Act") and regulations, policies and procedures.
Contact the Provincial Manager, Kathryn Dickson, to submit requests for access to information from the provincial government and for assistance with the FOIPP Act.
Requests for information in the custody and control of certain public bodies are not processed through the Access and Privacy Services Office. The link below offers contact information of employees with these public bodies who may direct you on FOIPP matters:
Health PEI processes applications requesting access to your personal health information. The Health Privacy and Information Access webpage offers valuable details specific to health information. Contact Health PEI's Manager of Health Privacy and Information Access, Jeanne MacDougall, to submit requests for access to information from Health PEI, and for assistance with the FOIPP Act as it pertains to Health PEI and your personal health information.
You may request access to information by submitting a completed application form to the Access and Privacy Services Office or directly to a public body. In addition, you may now apply online at the following link: