In many jurisdictions, they have laws in place to protect peoples privacy.

In the protection of one's privacy this is the accessing and

correction of personal information that is collected and maintained by a government body. 

A government body can be a government ministry, agency, or other.


​As a person, you have a right! to access information about you

and to have any information about you, corrected if it in incorrect!


Canada     United States of America      United Kingdom       

Australia​     New Zealand



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Ontario:

In Ontario the Information and Privacy Commissioner is responsible for the enforcement of the collection and use of private information. This is done through the enforcement of three provincial laws in Ontario:

 

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act: 

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act:

The Personal Health Information Protection Act: 


The above mentioned laws are the laws that affects any provincial government ministries & agencies. If one of these organizations has and/or collects and/or maintains personal information about you, then under this law you have a right to access the information and if needed, have the information corrected. The Personal Health Information Protection Act includes not just government ministries and agencies, but also health care professionals and providers.  

Organizations who may maintain your information:
The provincial organizations that directly affect victims of workplace accidents are: the WSIB, the WSIAT, the Office of the Worker Advisor, The Office of the Employer Advisor, as well as any third party consulting agencies.

Access your information:
If any of these government organizations have your personal information, you have a right to access the information. To do this write a letter to the organization, date the letter, and keep a copy for yourself. If the organization refuses, or does not provide the information in a reasonable amount of time, then you can file a complaint with the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Ontario.

Correcting your information:
If any of these government organizations have your personal information, and the information is incorrect, you have a right to have the information corrected. To do this write a letter to the organization, date the letter, and keep a copy for yourself. If the organization refuses, or does not correct the information in a reasonable amount of time, then you can file a complaint with the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Ontario.


Filing a complaint with the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Ontario:

In order to file a complaint with the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Ontario, you must first show that you attempted to access the information and/or have the information corrected.

This is done when you made a written request and kept a copy of the letter you sent to them.

While it may not be mandatory, it strengthens your case with the commission. 

A complaint can be filed with the commission by completing a complaint form which can be obtained by clicking here.

Complete the complaint form and send it to the commission.


Manitoba:


http:/​/​www.ombudsman.mb.ca/​
                           

Saskatchewan:


http://www.oipc.sk.ca/


Alberta:


https:/​/​www.oipc.ab.ca/​about-us/​commissioner.aspx
E-Mail: generalinfo@oipc.ab.ca


British Columbia:  


https://www.oipc.bc.ca/


Yukon Territory:


http://www.ombudsman.yk.ca/


Nunavut Territory:


http://www.info-privacy.nu.ca/


Northwest Territory:

5018, 47th Street
P.O. Box 262
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
X1A 2N2

Telephone: 867-669-0976

Toll Free: 1-888-521-7088

Fax: 867-920-2511
E-Mail: atippcomm@theedge.ca


Quebec:


http://www.cai.gouv.qc.ca/english/


http://www.cai.gouv.qc.ca/


New Brunswick:


http://www.info-priv-nb.ca/Default.asp


http://www.info-priv-nb.ca/Default.asp

 

Prince Edward Island:


http://www.assembly.pe.ca/index.php3?number=1013943


Newfoundland & Labrador:  


http://www.oipc.nl.ca/      



United States of America:


United Kingdom:


Australia:


New Zealand:

    

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