The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, in Alberta, aims to strike a balance between the public's right to know and the individual's right to privacy, as those rights relate to information held by public bodies.
This law was proclaimed October 1, 1995, and now affects all provincial government departments, agencies, boards and commissions, school boards, health care bodies, post-secondary educational institutions, and local government.
The FOIP Act provides that Albertans have
- the right to request access to information held by Clearwater County,
- the right to access personal information about themselves held by Clearwater County,
- the right to request correction to their personal information held by Clearwater County, controls on the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, by Clearwater County and
- the right to request independent review of decisions made under FOIP.
The FOIP Coordinator for Clearwater County can be contacted at:
Clearwater County's Main Administration Building
Box 550 - 4340 47 Avenue
Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1A4
The County Office is open Monday through Friday (except on statutory holidays), from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.