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Introduction

The Privacy Act protects the privacy of individuals with respect to personal information about themselves held by a government institution and provides individuals with a right of access to that information.

This report has been prepared and will be tabled in Parliament in accordance with Section 72 of the Privacy Act. The information contained in this report pertains to the administration of the Privacy Act within the Parks Canada Agency.

The Parks Canada Agency’s mandate is to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage and to foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. The Agency is responsible for operations under multiple pieces of federal legislation and protects approximately 450 000 km2 of Canada’s terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems. It is the steward of 47 national parks, one national urban park, four national marine conservation areas and 171 national historic sites, including nine heritage canals. The Agency is highly decentralized with team members located across the country and often in remote areas.

Organizational structure

Parks Canada’s Access to Information and Privacy Office has developed and is committed to the continuous improvement of its internal policies and procedures. It is comprised of six (6) full-time employees. The Parks Canada Access to Information and Privacy Office has developed and continues to improve internal policies and procedures in order to meet its obligations in compliance with the Privacy Act, regulations and Treasury Board policies.

Delegation order

Arrêté sur la délégation en vertu de la Loi sur l'accès à l'information et de la Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels

Access to Information Act and Privacy Act Delegation Order

En vertu de l'article 95 de la Loi sur l'accès à l'information et de l'article 73 de la Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels, le directeur général de l'Agence Parcs Canada délègue aux titulaires de postes mentionnés à l'annexe ci-après, ainsi qu'aux personnes occupant à titre intérimaire les-dits postes, les attributions dont il est, en qualité de responsable de l'Agence Parcs Canada, désigné par le Décret sur la désignation des responsables d'institutions fédérales (Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels), investi par les articles de ces lois mentionnés en regard de chaque poste. Le présent arrêté sur la délégation remplace et annule tout arrêté sur la délégation pris précédemment.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Parks Canada Agency, pursuant to section 95 of the Access to Information Act and the section 73 of the Privacy Act and his capacity as the head of the Parks Canada Agency designated by the Access to Information Act Heads of the Government Institutions Designation Order, hereby designates the persons holding the positions set out in the schedule hereto, or the persons occupying on an acting basis those positions, to exercise the powers and functions pursuant to the provisions of the aforementioned Acts set out in the schedule below opposite each position. This Delegation Order replaces any delegation order made previously.

Daté, à la Ville de Gatineau, ce 4e jour de mars 2016
Dated, at the City of Gatineau, this 4th day of March, 2016

L'original a été signé par Daniel Watson
Directeur général, Agence Parcs Canada
 /

Original signed by Daniel Watson
Chief Executive Officer, Parks Canada Agency

Annexe / Schedule

Poste / Position

Loi sur l'accès à l'information et règlements / Access to information Act and Regulations

Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels et règlements / Privacy Act and Regulations

Vice-Président, Direction générale des relations externes et de l'expérience du visiteur / Vice-President, External Relations and Visitor Experience Directorate

Autorité absolue / Full authority

Autorité absolue / Full authority

Gestionnaire, Bureau de l'Accès à l'information et à la protection des renseignements personnels (AIPRP) / Manager, Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Office

Autorité absolue / Full authority

Autorité absolue / Full authority

Highlights of the statistical report

Interpretation

The following report presents an overview of activities carried out within the Agency during the reporting period of April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. The Statistical Report (Appendix A) contains detailed statistics on the information requests processed under the Privacy Act.

Nine (9) personal information requests were received under the Privacy Act. One (1) request was carried over during the reporting period under review.

Two (2) requests were fully disclosed, three (3) requests resulted in the partial disclosure of the records. Two (2) requests had no records in response to them and one (1) request was abandoned.

Time limitations

All requests were processed within the initial 30-day period during this reporting period.

Consultations received from other institutions and organizations

The Agency did not receive any consultations under the Privacy Act. No consultations were carried forward from the previous reporting period and no consultations were carried forward to the next reporting period.

Formal/information interface

The Agency provides the public with information on an informal basis. Information is provided only when the Agency is satisfied that the information requested concerns the individual making the request or where at least one of the conditions outlined in subsection 8(2) of the Act is met.

In addition to the above, Parks Canada’s ATIP Office also reviews human resources investigation reports and provides strategic advice on human resource issues.

Training and awareness

Facilitating efficient and transparent access to information and personal information for Canadians is a priority for Parks Canada.

Nine (9) sessions were given to Agency employees across Canada in 2018-2019. In total, one hundred and sixty-one (161) employees attended these sessions.

To ensure that all employees of the Agency are aware of the legislation and their obligations, general awareness sessions are also given periodically to provide basic information on the provisions of the Privacy Act and there is a comprehensive section on Access to Information and Privacy on the Parks Canada’s Intranet site that is available to all employees.

Policies, guidelines, procedures and initiatives

During the reporting period, the ATIP Office was continuously ensuring that its policies and procedures for processing requests made pursuant to the Access to Information Act were up to date and that adjustments were made to areas where the need for improvement was identified.

Complaints, investigations and audits

No complaints were filed with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada during the reporting period under review. There have been no audits or investigations.

Monitoring compliance

The Agency monitors the time required to process personal information requests. When the need for improvements are identified, internal processes are adjusted. No requests for correction of personal information were received during the reporting period.

Privacy breaches

There were no material privacy breaches reported to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and to the Information and Privacy Policy Division, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat during this period.

Privacy impact assessments

Between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, seven (7) privacy impact assessments were still underway and are scheduled to be completed in the future.

Public interest disclosures

There were no disclosures of personal information made pursuant to 8(2)(m) of the Privacy Act during the reporting period.

 

Appendix A : Statistical report on the Privacy Act (April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019)

Part 1: Requests under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of requests

Number of requests
Number of requests
Received during reporting period 9
Outstanding from previous reporting period 0
Total 9
Closed during reporting period 8
Carried over to next reporting period 1

 

Part 2: Requests closed during the reporting period

2.1 Disposition and completion time

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 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Disclosed in part 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
No records exist 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Request abandoned 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 8

2.2 Exemptions

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 0
22(1)(a)(i) 0
22(1)(a)(ii) 0
22(1)(a)(iii) 0
22(1)(b) 0
22(1)(c) 0
22(2) 0
22.1 0
22.2 0
22.3 0
23(a) 0
23(b) 0
24(a) 0
24(b) 0
25 0
26 0
27 0
28 0

2.3 Exclusions

Exclusions
Section Number of requests
69(1)(a) 0
69(1)(b) 0
69.1 0
70(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

Format of information released
Disposition Paper Electronic Other formats
All disclosed 0 2 0
Disclosed in part 0 3 0
Total 0 5 0

2.5 Complexity

2.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed
Relevant pages processed and disclosed
Disposition of requests Number of pages processed Number of pages disclosed Number of requests
All disclosed 35 35 2
Disclosed in part 323 284 3
All exempted 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 1
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0
Total 358 319 6
2.5.2 Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of requests
Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of requests
Disposition Less than 100 pages processed 101-500 pages processed 501–1,000 pages processed 1,001–5,000 pages processed More than 5,000 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 2 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 2 95 1 189 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5 130 1 189 0 0 0 0 0 0
2.5.3 Other complexities
Other complexities
Disposition Consultation required Assessment of fees Legal advice sought Other Total
All disclosed 1 0 0 0 1
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 1

2.6 Deemed refusals

2.6.1 Reasons for not meeting statutory deadline
Reasons for not meeting statutory deadline
Number of requests closed past the statutory deadline Principal reason
Workload External consultation Internal Consultation Other
0 0 0 0 0
2.6.2 Number of days past deadline
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 0 0 0
16 to 30 days 0 0 0
31 to 60 days 0 0 0
61 to 120 days 0 0 0
121 to 180 days 0 0 0
181 to 365 days 0 0 0
More than 365 days 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0

2.7 Requests for translation

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 Subsections 8(2) and 8(5)

Disclosures Under Subsections 8(2) and 8(5)
Paragraph 8(2)(e) Paragraph 8(2)(m) Subsection 8(5) Total
0 0 0 0

Part 4: Requests for Correction of Personal Information and Notations

Requests for Correction of Personal Information and Notations
Disposition for correction requests received Number
Notations attached 0
Requests for correction accepted 0
Total 0

Part 5: Extensions

5.1 Reasons for extensions and disposition of requests

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 1 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0
No records exist 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0

5.2 Length of extensions

Length of extensions
Length of extensions 15(a)(i) Interference with operations

15(a)(ii) Consultation

15(b) Translation purposes

Section 70 Other
0 to 15 days 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 days 1 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0

Part 6: Consultations Received From Other Institutions and Organizations

6.1 Consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions and organizations

Consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions and organizations
Consultations Other Government of Canada Institutions Number of pages to review Other organizations Number of pages to review
Received during reporting period 0 0 0 0
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0
Closed during the reporting period 0 0 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 of Canada institutions

Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other Government of Canada 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
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclose in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 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

6.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations

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
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclose in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 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

7.1 Requests with Legal Services

Requests with Legal Services
Number of days Fewer than 100 pages processed 101–500 pages processed 501–1,000
pages processed
1,001–5,000
pages processed
More than 5,000
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
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

7.2 Requests with Privy Council Office

Requests with Privy Council Office
Number of days Fewer than 100 pages processed 101–500 pages processed 501–1,000
pages processed
1,001–5,000
pages processed
More than 5,000
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
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Part 8: Complaints and Investigations Notices Received

Complaints and Investigations
Section 31 Section 31 Section 35 Total
0 0 0 0

Part 9: Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)

Number of PIA(s) completed: 0  

Part 10: Resources Related to the Privacy Act

10.1 Costs

Costs
Expenditures Amount
Salaries $80,524
Overtime $0
Goods and services $0
  • Professional services contracts
$0
  • Other
$0
Total $80,524

10.2 Human Resources

Human Resources
Resources Person years dedicated to access to information activities
Full-time employees 1.00
Part-time and casual employees 0.00
Regional staff 0.00
Consultants and agency personnel 0.00
Students 0.00
Total 1.00

Privacy Act

Privacy Act
Section Number of requests
22.4 National Security and Intelligence Committee 0
27.1 Patent or Trademark privilege 0