FOIP and PIPA Legislation Contacts

The FOIP Help Desk and Private Sector Privacy Information Line provide guidance and information to government ministries, agencies, local public bodies and private-sector organizations regarding the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).

The answer to your question may be found in Common Questions or publications on our websites.  If it isn’t, contact us for assistance.

FOIP Help Desk
Phone: 780-427-5848
Toll Free: 310-0000, then 780-427-5848


PSP Information Line (PIPA)
Phone: 780-644-7472
Toll Free: 310-0000, then 780-644-7472

If you have questions about the collection or use of your personal information or about accessing information held by the Government of Alberta or a local public body, contact the FOIP Coordinator for the public body that has the records. He or she can answer your questions and help you identify the records you wish to see. Contact information is available in the Find a FOIP Office page on the FOIP website.

Contact the Privacy Officer of a private-sector organization if you have questions about obtaining access to your personal information or the collection and use of your personal information.

The Information and Privacy Commissioner is an independent Officer of the Legislature who oversees the compliance of organizations with Alberta’s access to information and privacy laws and responds to complaints from individuals. Contact the Commissioner's Office  if you believe your personal information has been handled improperly by a public or private-sector organization or if you are unsatisfied with a public body’s response to your information request. Contact information is available on the Commissioner's website.