Newfoundland and Labrador has specific privacy legislation for organizations operating in the public sector, but unlike British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec, has no specific privacy legislation for organizations operating in the private sector. Instead, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) applies to the private sector.
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Newfoundland and Labrador enforces ATIPPA. The Information and Privacy Commissioner is Ed Ring.
Public Sector Legislation
Newfoundland and Labrador’s public sector privacy legislation is the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA). For example, ATIPPA will apply to educational bodies, health care bodies, local government bodies and some municipalities.