Welcome to the Private Sector Privacy website

This website provides information to help businesses, non-profit organizations, and professional regulatory organizations to comply with Alberta's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) that became law on January 1, 2004.

The Act protects individual privacy by requiring, in most cases, private-sector organizations to obtain consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information and providing individuals with a right of access to their own personal information.

Individuals wishing to make a complaint about an organization's response to their freedom of information request or the improper handling of their personal information by an organization should contact the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Alberta by phoning 1-888-878-4044 or visit the Commissioner's website (external link) for more information.