May 1, 2024

Standing Committee Invites Submissions from Albertans on the Personal Information Protection Act Review

Category: Notices

EDMONTON“Data privacy laws keep Albertans safe and prevent their identities and other personal data from misuse and theft by holding organizations accountable for how they collect and manage personal information,” said Garth Rowswell, MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright and Chair of the Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship. “I invite interested organizations and individuals to participate in the Committee’s review of the Personal Information Protection Act by sharing their experiences with the existing legislation and providing input into how it could be strengthened or improved for the future.”

The Committee is seeking input from Albertans as part of its comprehensive review of the Personal Information Protection Act.

The Personal Information Protection Act aims to protect the personal information of individuals by providing private sector organizations with a framework for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. It also provides individuals with the right to request access to their own information. This legislation was last reviewed in 2016.

For more information on the Act and to make a submission, visit the committee website:

The deadline for public submissions is Friday, May 31, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.

Note: submissions and identities of authors may be made public.

The Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship was deemed a special committee for the purpose of reviewing the Personal Information Protection Act through the passage of Government Motion 9 on December 5, 2023. The Committee must submit its report to the Assembly within 18 months after beginning its review, and that report is to include any amendments recommended by the Committee.

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Christina Steenbergen, Supervisor, Communications Services
Legislative Assembly of Alberta