Personal Information Protection Act and Records Management in Alberta

  1. Introduction
  2. Analysis
  3. Conclusion
  4. References
  5. Links


The Personal Information Protect Act and subsequent Amendment Act (Bill 54) outline the principles and standards required to be upheld by all organizations in Alberta that fall under its jurisdiction. Many of the components of the Act have a direct impact on records management practices in Alberta. They relate to the retention and destruction of records and the notification of persons whose records are held by outside service providers, as well as, the offences for breaches in security and the notification of such actions to the Commissioner. As a result, Alberta's records managers need to be purposeful and diligent in gaining an understanding of how personal information is to be managed through its lifecycle and how the act applies to the scope of their practice.

Created by Anthony Worman for LIS 594: Records Management at the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta.

Website created to meet the the requirements of LIS600: Capping Exercise.

Contact: worman(at)ualberta(dot)ca

Last Updated - March 3, 2011