Annual Report to Parliament on the Privacy Act 2012-2013

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Governance and accountability
  3. Privy Council Office delegation order
  4. Access to Information and Privacy Division
  5. Education and training activities
  6. Privacy-related policies, guidelines, and procedures
    1. a) Advice and guidance
  7. Other activities
    1. a) General operations
    2. b) Lean government initiative
    3. c) Technological upgrade
    4. d) Data matching and sharing
  8. Complaints and investigations
  9. Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)
  10. Interpretation of the Statistical Report
    1. Part 1: Requests under the Privacy Act
    2. Part 2: Requests closed during the reporting period
      1. 2.1) Disposition and completion time
      2. 2.2) Exemptions
      3. 2.3) Exclusions
      4. 2.4) Format of information released
      5. 2.5) Complexity
        1. 2.5.1) Relevant pages processed and disclosed
        2. 2.5.2) Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of requests
        3. 2.5.3) Other complexities
      6. 2.6) Deemed refusals
      7. 2.7) Requests for translation
    3. Part 3: Disclosures under s. 8(2)
    4. Part 4: Requests for correction of personal information and notations
    5. Part 5: Extensions
    6. Part 6: Consultations received from other institutions and organizations
    7. Part 7: Completion time of consultations on Cabinet confidences
    8. Part 8: Resources related to the Privacy Act
  11. Appendices
    1. a) Delegation order
    2. b) 2012-2013 Statistical Report on the Privacy Act

Introduction

The Privy Council Office (PCO) reports directly to the Prime Minister and is headed by the Clerk of the Privy Council and the Secretary to the Cabinet.  PCO is both the Cabinet secretariat and the Prime Minister’s source of public service advice across the entire spectrum of policy questions and operational issues facing the Government. As the hub of non-partisan, public service support to the Prime Minister, Cabinet and its decision-making structures, PCO ensures that the Government and Canadians are served by the highest quality public service.

PCO also provides support to the Leader of the Government in the Senate, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip, and Minister of State (Democratic Reform).

The Privy Council Office has three main roles:

  • Advice to the Prime Minister - PCO brings together quality, objective policy advice, analysis and information to support the Prime Minister, the ministers within the Prime Minister’s portfolio and Cabinet. This includes:
    • bringing together non-partisan advice, analysis and information from across the Public Service;
    • consulting and collaborating with international and domestic partners inside and outside of government (including provincial and territorial governments);
    • gathering information on the priorities of Canadians ;
    • supporting and advising on the development and implementation of the Government’s Parliamentary and legislative programs and democratic reform agenda; and
    • advising on Canada’s Westminster style of government, on government structure and organization, and on Governor in Council appointments.
  • Secretariat to Cabinet - PCO facilitates the smooth, efficient and effective functioning of Cabinet and the Government of Canada on a day-to-day basis. This includes:
    • managing the Cabinet's decision-making system;
    • coordinating departments’ policy and legislative proposals to Cabinet, with supporting policy analysis;
    • scheduling and providing support services for meetings of Cabinet and Cabinet committees;
    • advancing the Government's agenda across federal departments and agencies and with external stakeholders;
    • advising on Governor in Council appointments, including directing and coordinating selection and recruitment processes for leadership and full-time Governor in Council positions across the public sector and supporting Cabinet in decision-making related to Governor in Council appointments;
    • preparing Orders in Council and other statutory instruments to give effect to Government decisions; and
    • providing administrative services to the Prime Minister's Office, portfolio ministers and commissions of inquiry.
  • Public Service Leadership - PCO supports the development and maintenance of a high quality Public Service that meets the highest standards of accountability, transparency and efficiency, one that is able to deliver the best advice to the Government and excellent services to Canadians. This includes:
    • managing the recruitment and appointment process for senior positions in federal departments and agencies;
    • guiding policy on people management issues and Public Service renewal; and
    • building the capacity of the Public Service to meet emerging challenges and the changing responsibilities of government.

This is the 30th Annual Report to Parliament on the administration of the Privacy Act (PA) by PCO, submitted as required by section 72(1) of the PA.  This report covers the reporting period of April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013.

Additional copies of this report may be obtained from:

Access to Information and Privacy Division
Privy Council Office
55 Metcalfe Street, Room 1340
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3

Governance and accountability

PCO provides support to the Prime Minister, and to the ministers within his portfolio, including:  the Leader of the Government in the Senate; the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs; the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; the Minister of State and Chief Government Whip; and the Minister of State (Democratic Reform).

Reporting to the Prime Minister, the Clerk of the Privy Council has three main roles: Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister; Secretary to the Cabinet; and Head of the Federal Public Service. PCO’s Corporate Services Branch, which reports directly to the Clerk, has six divisions, including Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP). The ATIP Division has three functional areas of responsibility: ATIP Policy and Processes; Operations; and Client Services.  

Privy Council Office delegation order

The Minister heading each government institution is responsible for the implementation of the PA within his/her institution. The Prime Minister, as the Head of the Privy Council Office and pursuant to section 73 of the PA, is responsible for the implementation of the Act within PCO. Through PCO’s delegation order, the Prime Minister designated the Director, Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP), as the individual within PCO to perform the powers, duties, functions, or administrative tasks pertaining to the PA. PCO secretariats, or Offices of Primary Interest (OPI), holders of the information identified in a privacy request, approve the release of information to requesters and application of exemptions or exclusions and supporting rationales. This shared delegation of authority for the disposition of information is exercised diligently within PCO, and recorded formally at appropriate stages in the process. The PCO delegation order is shown at Appendix A.

Access to Information and Privacy Division

The PA protects the privacy of personal information held by the Government of Canada. The PA ensures the protection of that information against unauthorized use and disclosure, and provides individuals with the right of access to, and a means to correct, their personal information.

The ATIP Division is the focal point for access to information and privacy within PCO.  The Division is responsible for managing requests for departmental or personal information, ensuring corporate understanding and compliance with the Access to Information Act and the PA, and fostering corporate awareness of access and privacy rights and responsibilities.  On matters of access and privacy, the ATIP Division also acts as a primary liaison with the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC), the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC), the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS), and partner departments. 

The ATIP Division has a personnel complement totalling 26 full-time equivalents that are organized into three functional areas of responsibility.

  1. ATIP Policy and Processes
    • provides expertise in access to information and privacy policy;
    • optimizes operations performance; and
    • researches trends and best practices in access to information and privacy.
  2. Operations
    • processes access to information and privacy requests;
    • oversees the collection and release of personal and/or business information; and
    • maintains dialogue with PCO secretariats and other federal or provincial institutions.
  3. Client Services
    • produces training and promotional products;
    • develops and delivers ATIP training programs;
    • develops ATIP awareness messaging;
    • coordinates responses to Parliamentary questions and petitions; and
    • provides database administration.

The ATIP Division also provides a Reading Room where the public may examine requested departmental records, manuals, and publications related to privacy.  This is in compliance with s. 17(1) of the PA, which states: “Subject to any regulations made under paragraph 77(1)(o), where an individual is to be given access to personal information requested under subsection 12(1), the government institution shall (a) permit the individual to examine the information in accordance with the regulations; or (b) provide the individual with a copy thereof.”

Education and training activities

PCO promotes ATIP imperatives in face-to-face meetings, presentations, special events, learning products, on the intranet and through its training program.  It fosters responsible working relationships with clients, and operates under a clearly elaborated timeline.

PCO delivered ATIP training or awareness sessions to 74 employees through a total of 22 training events during the reporting year. Of these training events, 10 were training sessions presented jointly with PCO’s Corporate Information Services Division (responsible for PCO’s information management).  These joint sessions form an integral part of the orientation program for new employees to PCO. 

During the reporting year, PCO ATIP rolled out a series of ATIP awareness and training messages to the approximately 900 staff in PCO, via announcements on the internal website. Subjects included the importance of timeliness in responding to requests, availability of ATIP training, and details of the business process. On a quarterly basis during the reporting year, ATIP learning content on the internal PCO website was updated to reflect current business practices and contacts for support.

To promote understanding of privacy and access responsibilities, the ATIP Director met regularly with officials of portfolio Ministers in 2012-2013 to detail the ATIP business environment. The PCO Executive Committee was also briefed on access and privacy statistics, performance and compliance.  ATIP senior staff met with senior officials in PCO secretariats to clarify roles and strengthen the working relationship.  Throughout 2012-2013, PCO ATIP analysts liaised with clients to explain the five-stage request timeline, train on processes such as the search for records, assist with records review, and explain their working role.  PCO personnel are provided with multiple channels to information on access and privacy, such as an ATIP instruction booklet, an e-mailbox for questions, takeaway learning tools, and comprehensive electronic content on PCO’s intranet.

Privacy-related policies, guidelines, and procedures

a) Advice and guidance

On a regular basis, PCO ATIP provides advice and guidance to the PCO central tasking authority for written questions tabled in the House of Commons and the Senate of Canada. These questions, often tasked for response to all departments and agencies, may request personal information that is protected by the principles of the PA. PCO ATIP duly ensures that such protection is advised in the tasking directive or afforded to the final PCO response, in compliance with the PA. PCO ATIP also routinely advises departmental personnel on the privacy dimensions of information holdings, proactive disclosure content, internal or external communications, and e-mails from the public.

Other activities

a) General operations

PCO ATIP provides support to requesters not captured by statistics.  For example, routine inquiries about privacy and personal information matters are received which, whenever possible, are treated informally and to the satisfaction of the requesters.  In addition, PCO received privacy requests from applicants who assumed the institution holds all government information of a personal nature, or whose requests should be addressed to provincial governments.  In these cases, a letter to the requester is written explaining the nature and role of PCO and the privacy application process.  On a case-by-case basis, the requester is referred to the appropriate federal authority for more information.

b) Lean government initiative

In March 2013, the ATIP Division undertook a “Kaizen”, a five-day, team-based, problem-solving activity designed to improve service to clients. Using the principles of “Lean”, which re-imagine the work process from the client’s perspective, the Kaizen team used process mapping and allied research to identify more efficient, value-added ways to do business. As a result of the Kaizen, changes were introduced across the ATIP work process to improve timeliness, reduce errors and paper use, and lessen demands on records-holders, the OPIs. This ATIP Division initiative is considered a pilot for the broader implementation of Lean principles across PCO.

c) Technological upgrade

In May 2012, PCO completed an upgrade to its case management software, the electronic hub of PCO access and privacy operations. The upgraded program provides more comprehensive reporting and document management functions than the outgoing version, and enabled the population of the expanded 2012-2013 Statistical Report on the PA brought into effect by Treasury Board in 2011. This upgrade demonstrates PCO’s commitment to the technological capacity that supports timely service to the public.

d) Data matching and sharing

For the 2012-2013 reporting period, PCO did not establish any new systems or processes which led to data matching or sharing of personal information, either within the Department or with any external sources.  The Department was not involved in any data matching activities.

Complaints and investigations

In 2012-2013, PCO received no complaints pursuant to the PA. 

Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)

As reported at Appendix A of its Statistical Report on the Privacy Act, PCO completed no Privacy Impact Assessments during the 2012-2013 reporting period.  

Interpretation of the Statistical Report

The Statistical Report on the PA is shown at Appendix B.

Part 1: Requests under the Privacy Act

Between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013, PCO received 18 requests for personal information under the PA, compared to 11 received the previous year.  This represents an increase of 63% from 2011-2012.

Figure 1 - Volume of Requests by Year
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Part 2: Requests closed during the reporting period

2.1) Disposition and completion time

In 2012-2013, PCO completed 17 requests for personal information under the PA. This is a significant increase from the 7 requests completed in 2011-2012.  The disposition of completed privacy requests was as follows:

  • 1 all disclosed;
  • 6 disclosed in part;
  • 1 all exempted ;
  • 4 for which no records exist; and
  • 5 requests abandoned.

Figure 2 - Disposition of Requests Completed
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In 2012-2013, 8 requests, or 47% of all requests were completed in 30 days or less. There are certain circumstances in which a privacy request may require more than 30 days to complete, such as the necessity to consult with external organizations or to solicit legal advice.  During the reporting year, 4 requests were completed in 31 to 60 days. Two requests were completed in the 61 to 120 day time frame, 2 in the 121 to 180 day time frame, and 1 request required more than 365 days to complete. This equates to a 71% rate of response within 60 days or less. 

2.2) Exemptions

There are instances where information qualifies for necessary protection under the PAExemptions to information in privacy requests were invoked for a total of 10 requests during 2012-2013: 

  • 1 request under s. 21- International affairs and defence;
  • 1 under s. 22(1)(b)- pertaining to law enforcement and investigation;
  • 1 under 22.1- information obtained by the privacy commissioner; and
  • 7 under s. 26 – information about another individual.

2.3) Exclusions

The PA does not apply to certain information described by s. 69(1) and s. 69(2) of the PA, or to confidences of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada pursuant to s. 70(1).  During this reporting period, s. 69 and s. 70 were not invoked.

2.4) Format of information released

Applicants have the option of receiving their response by mail or picking it up in person. PCO provides records in hardcopy only.  In 2012-2013, PCO gave copies of relevant documents to requesters for all 7 requests for which records existed.  No requesters asked to examine documents on site during this reporting period.

2.5) Complexity

2.5.1) Relevant pages processed and disclosed

In 2012-2013, the disposition of the majority of requests for which records existed was disclosed in part and abandoned. In total, 1,028 pages were processed, of which 947 were disclosed. This equates to a release rate of 92%, similar to the 98% release rate of 2011-2012, where 505 pages were processed and 496 pages were disclosed.

2.5.2) Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of requests

The majority of completed requests were low in page volume. Of the 7 privacy requests that were all disclosed or disclosed in part, 5 requests had less than 100 pages to process. A total of 151 pages were disclosed for these 5 requests. One request involved the processing of between 101 and 500 pages, from which 194 pages were disclosed. A total of 602 pages were disclosed from one request of between 501-1000 pages.

It should be noted that the number of pages is not an accurate measure of the complexity of a privacy request, or the resources required to process it. The personal information held by PCO receives thorough, comprehensive review and necessary consultation prior to release, efforts that are often disproportionate to the volume of records. 

2.5.3) Other complexities

The complex interdepartmental nature of information in many records under the control of PCO continues to necessitate external consultations and legal advice.  This requirement is the principal reason why some requests take an extended length of time to process.  During the reporting year, PCO sent out 3 privacy consultations to other government institutions and sought legal advice for 7 requests. Three requests involved interwoven information, i.e., personal information about another individual that was blended or intermixed with the personal information of the requester. Other file-specific complexities were reported for three requests.  Note that totals correspond to the number of requests and not to the number of complexities relating to a request.

2.6) Deemed refusals

During the 2012-2013 fiscal year, 6 requests did not meet the statutory deadline for completion, due to workload, external consultations or other reasons. One request was between 1 to 15 days past deadline, for which no extension was taken. Of the 5 requests where an extension was taken, two requests were completed within 60 days past deadline, two were completed between 61 and 120 days past deadline, and one was completed more than 365 days past deadline.

2.7) Requests for translation

The PA states at s. 17(2) that “where access to personal information is to be given under this Act and the individual…requests that access be given in a particular one of the official languages of Canada, (a) access shall be given in that language, if the personal information already exists; and (b) where the personal information does not exist in that language, the head of the government institution…shall cause it to be translated or interpreted…” if it would enable the individual to understand the information.  During this reporting period, there were no translations requested.

Part 3: Disclosures under s. 8(2)

The PA sets out specific circumstances at s. 8(2) in which government institutions may disclose personal information without the individual’s consent. S. 8(2)(e) of the PA permits the disclosure of personal information “to an investigative body specified in the regulations, on the written request of the body, for the purpose of enforcing any law of Canada or a province or carrying out a lawful investigation, if the request specifies the purpose and describes the information to be disclosed.” One disclosure was made under s. 8(2)(e) of the PA during the reporting period.

Part 4: Requests for correction of personal information and notations

The PA specifies at s. 12(1) that any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada has a right to and shall, on request, be given access to any personal information about the individual found in a personal information bank and personal information under the control of a government institution. An individual should be entitled to correction of personal information where there is an error or omission, a request that a notation be attached, and assurance that any party who has requested the information within the last 2 years be notified of the correction and make changes to their copies. There were no requests for correction of personal information and notations made during the reporting period. 

Part 5: Extensions

The PA provides for extensions to the legislated 30-day time limit, for consultations, or if meeting the original time limit would unreasonably interfere with the operations of the government institution. In the 2012-2013 fiscal year, PCO took 8 extensions between 16 and 30 days:  5 extensions to accommodate operations under s. 15(a)(i), and 3 extensions to complete consultations under s. 15(a)(ii).

Part 6: Consultations received from other institutions and organizations

PCO received 7 privacy consultations in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.  As shown in the chart below, this volume is a decrease from the 10 consultations received in 2011-2012, but close to average. Over the last 10 years, PCO has received an average of 8 privacy consultations per year. Consultation requests are a factor in workload, as their processing requires resources at a level similar to the processing of privacy requests.

Figure 3 - Privacy Consultations Received, by Year
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In terms of privacy consultations, the departments and institutions which sought the views of PCO during 2012-2013 included the:

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police;
  • Canada School of Public Service; and
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

The records in the 7 consultations received from other government institutions were recommended to be disclosed entirely or in part. In terms of completion time, all consultations received were completed in 60 days or less. Four consultations required 16 to 30 days to complete, and 3 required 31 to 60 days. No consultations were received from non-governmental organizations.

Part 7: Completion time of consultations on Cabinet confidences

As reported at Part 2.3, no exclusions under s. 70 - confidences of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada - were cited. Therefore, no consultations were undertaken on Cabinet confidences during the reporting period.

Part 8: Resources related to the Privacy Act

In the 2012-2013 reporting period, the total salary costs associated with administering the PA were $32,220, approximately $14,000 more than the $18,801 of the previous year.  Goods and services costs amounted to $2,260, up from $1,071 in 2011-2012.  Total cumulative costs amounted to $34,706, an increase of $14,730 from 2011-2012.

The associated person-year resource utilization for the 2012-2013 reporting period was 0.38 full-time equivalent (FTE).

Figure 4 - Person-Year Utilization (FTEs)
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* Note that in 2011-2012, the Statistical Report on the PA did not permit the reporting of person-year utilization in fractions.

Appendices

a) Delegation order

The Prime Minister, as head of the Privy Council Office and pursuant to section 73 of the Privacy Acta, hereby designates the officers or employees holding the positions set out in the schedule hereto, and any persons acting in those positions, to exercise or perform the powers, duties and functions of the Prime Minister as the head of a government institution under the sections of the Act and the regulations opposite each position in the schedule.

This delegation order supercedes all previous delegation orders.

Prime Minister
Stephen Harper

June 13, 2008

a R.S. 1985, c. P-21

Schedule

Position Sections of the Privacy Acta Sections of the Privacy Regulationsb
1. Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet. Full delegation. Full delegation.
2. Any senior management position within the Privy Council Office that reports directly to the position set out in paragraph 1 above. Full delegation. Full delegation.
3. All Assistant Secretaries and Assistant Deputy Ministers within the Privy Council Office. Full delegation. Full delegation.
4. Any management position that is responsible for a unit within the Privy Council Office and that reports directly to a position covered by paragraph 2 above other than the Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate Services Branch. Full delegation. Full delegation.
5. Privacy Coordinator within the Privy Council Office. 8(4); 8(5); 9(1); 9(4); 10(1); 14; 15; 16; 17; 19; 35(4). 7; 9; 11(2); 11(4).

a R.S. 1985, c. P-21
b SOR/83-508

b) 2012-2013 Statistical Report on the Privacy Act

Reporting period: 2012-04-01 to 2013-03-31

Part 1 – Requests under the Privacy Act

  Number of Requests
Received during reporting period 18
Outstanding from previous reporting period 7
Total 25
Closed during reporting period 17
Carried over to next reporting period 8

Part 2 – Requests closed during the reporting period

2.1 Disposition and completion time
Disposition of requests Completion Time
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
All disclosed 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Disclosed in part 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 6
All exempted 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
No records exist 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
Request abandoned 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
Total 5 3 4 2 2 0 1 17
2.2 Exemptions
Section Number of requests
18(2) 0
19(1)(a) 0
19(1)(b) 0
19(1)(c) 0
19(1)(d) 0
19(1)(e) 0
19(1)(f) 0
20 0
21 1
22(1)(a)(i) 0
22(1)(a)(ii) 0
22(1)(a)(iii) 0
22(1)(b) 1
22(1)(c) 0
22(2) 0
22.1 1
22.2 0
22.3 0
23(a) 0
23(b) 0
24(a) 0
24(b) 0
25 0
26 7
27 0
28 0
2.3 Exclusions
Section Number of requests
69(1)(a) 0
69(1)(b) 0
69.1 0
70(1)(a) 0
70(1)(b) 0
70(1)(c) 0
70(1)(d) 0
70(1)(e) 0
70(1)(f) 0
70.1 0
2.4 Format of information released
Disposition Paper Electronic Other formats
All disclosed 1 0 0
Disclosed in part 6 0 0
Total 7 0 0
2.5 Complexity
2.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed
Disposition of requests Number of pages processed Number of pages disclosed Number of requests
All disclosed 10 10 1
Disclosed in part 955 937 6
All exempted 11 0 1
All excluded 0 0 0
Request abandoned 52 0 5

2.5.2 Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of requests
Disposition Less than 100 pages processed 101-500 pages processed 501-1000 pages processed 1001-5000 pages processed More than 5000 pages processed
Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed
All disclosed 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 4 141 1 194 1 602 0 0 0 0
All exempted 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Abandoned 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 11 151 1 194 1 602 0 0 0 0

2.5.3 Other complexities
Disposition Consultation required Legal Advice Sought Interwoven Information Other Total
All disclosed 0 1 0 0 1
Disclosed in part 2 5 0 0 7
All exempted 1 1 0 0 2
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0
Abandoned 0 0 3 3 6
Total 3 7 3 3 16
2.6 Deemed refusals
2.6.1 Reasons for not meeting statutory deadline
Number of requests closed past the statutory deadline Principal Reason
Workload External consultation Internal consultation Other
6 2 3 0 1

2.6.2 Number of days past deadline
Number of days past deadline Number of requests past deadline where no extension was taken Number of requests past deadline where an extension was taken Total
1 to 15 days 1 0 1
16 to 30 days 0 1 1
31 to 60 days 0 1 1
61 to 120 days 0 2 2
121 to 180 days 0 0 0
181 to 365 days 0 0 0
More than 365 days 0 1 1
Total 1 5 6
2.7 Requests for translation
Translation Requests Accepted Refused Total
English to French 0 0 0
French to English 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0

Part 3 – Disclosures under subsection 8(2)

1 0 1

Part 4 – Requests for correction of personal information and notations

  Number
Requests for correction received 0
Requests for correction accepted 0
Requests for correction refused 0
Notations attached 0

Part 5 – Extensions

5.1 Reasons for extensions and disposition of requests
Disposition of requests where an extension was taken 15(a)(i)
Interference with operations
15(a)(ii)
Consultation
15(b)
Translation or conversion
Section 70 Other
All disclosed 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 3 0 3 0
All exempted 1 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0
No records exist 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 1 0 0 0
Total 5 0 3 0

5.2 Length of extensions
Length of extensions 15(a)(i)
Interference with operations
15(a)(ii)
Consultation
15(b)
Translation purposes
Section 70 Other
1 to 15 days 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 days 5 0 3 0
Total 5 0 3 0

Part 6 – Consultations received from other institutions and organizations

6.1 Consultations received from other government institutions and organizations
Consultations Other government institutions Number of pages to review Other organizations Number of pages to review
Received during the reporting period 6 42 0 0
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 1 3 0 0
Total 7 45 0 0
Closed during the reporting period 7 45 0 0
Pending at the end of the reporting period 0 0 0 0

6.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other government institutions
Recommendation Number of days required to complete consultation requests
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
Disclose entirely 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Disclose in part 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 6
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 7

6.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations
Recommendation Number of days required to complete consultation requests
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
Disclose entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclose in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Part 7 – Completion time of consultations on Cabinet confidences

Number of days Number of responses received Number of responses received past deadline
1 to 15 0 0
16 to 30 0 0
31 to 60 0 0
61 to 120 0 0
121 to 180 0 0
181 to 365 0 0
More than 365 0 0
Total 0 0

Part 8 – Resources related to the Privacy Act

8.1 Costs
Expenditures Amount ($)
Salaries $32,220
Overtime $226
Goods and Services $2,260
• Contracts for privacy impact assessments $0  
• Professional services contracts $1,742  
• Other $518  
Total $34,706

8.2 Human Resources
Resources Dedicated full-time Dedicated part-time Total
Full-time employees 0.34 0.00 0.34
Part-time and casual employees 0.02 0.00 0.02
Regional staff 0.00 0.00 0.00
Consultants and agency personnel 0.02 0.00 0.02
Students 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 0.38 0.00 0.38