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Legislation and Strategic Privacy Practices
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is responsible for the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP Act), the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), the Document Disposal Act and the Electronic Transactions Act, and all policy, standards and directives that flow from them. On behalf of the OCIO, the Legislation, Privacy and Policy branch manages legislative change, public consultations for these pieces of legislation and coordinates government participation in related special projects such as Special Legislative Committees to review the FOIPP Act and PIPA.
The Legislation, Privacy and Policy branch also manages the revision process for legislation in the Ministry of Citizens’ Services and Open Government, and reviews all legislation (across government) for privacy implications and impacts to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
In addition, this area evaluates large, complex and broad service contracts including government alternative service delivery initiatives to ensure appropriate privacy protection measures are contemplated and addressed. This area also liaises with Information and Privacy Commissioner with regard to legislation and privacy breaches and trains staff across government on the application of information management legislation.
Access to Information – management of government access requests is now under the Information Access Operations Branch (policy and legislation remains with the OCIO)