About the Personal Information Protect Act

Overview

The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) is Alberta’s private sector privacy law.

PIPA applies to provincial private sector organizations, businesses and, in some instances, to non-profit organizations for the protection of personal information and to provide a right of access to an individual’s own personal information.

Organizations that are subject to PIPA must develop and follow policies that are reasonable to meet its obligations under the Act.

When PIPA refers to any thing or any matter as 'reasonable,' it is that which a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances.

For public bodies, such as government departments and municipalities, please see the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act website.

Are you concerned about the use and disclosure of your personal information? The Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future is reviewing the Personal Information Protection Act and is currently asking for submissions so you can have your say!

 

 

Disclaimer

All persons reviewing Service Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act site are reminded that it has no legislative sanction, and has been provided for guidance and convenience of reference only. The official Statutes and Regulations should be consulted for all purposes of interpreting and applying the law.

Contact this service

Contact the PIPA Information Line
310-0000 (toll-free in Alberta) then,
780-644-7472

Related services

PIPA Overview

Collecting Information

Using Information

Disclosing Information

Protecting Personal Information

Employee Information

Legislative History

Personal Information Protection Act (Queen's Printer)

Personal Information Protection Act Regulation (Queen's Printer)