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 . . .
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act has whistleblower protection provisions. An employee of a public body may disclose to the Commissioner any information that the employee is required to keep confidential and that the employee believes ought to be disclosed because there is a risk of harm to the environment, to the health or safety of the public, or is clearly in the public interest. The employee may also disclose to the Commissioner if they believe personal information is being collected, used or disclosed in violation of the law. The employer cannot take any adverse employment action, and the employee is not liable to prosecution, unless they were acting in bad faith. The Health Information Act has similar provisions.
The Access and Privacy Services Office (APSO) 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 all 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: