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Statistical Reporting Overview

The department did not submit any new Personal Information Banks (PIB) to TBS in 2014-2015 for approval.

The following information provides additional context to the statistical details found in WD’s 2014-2015 statistical report (Annex B – “Statistical Report on the Privacy Act”).

  • WD did not receive any requests for access to personal information under to the Privacy Act in 2014-2015.  The department has not historically received many requests for personal information.  As a result, no exemptions or exclusions were applied.
  • Personal information collected by WD in the course of its programs and activities is being disclosed only for the purpose for which it was collected, in accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act.

    WD did not disclose personal information for any other purposes as outlined in paragraph 8(2)(m) during the 2014–2015 reporting period.
  • WD received no complaints pursuant to the Privacy Act in 2014–2015, and there were no appeals or applications submitted to the Federal Court.
  • WD did not complete any Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) in 2014–2015.
    The PIA for the Western Diversification Program (WDP) / Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative completed in 2013-2014 was reviewed by the Treasury Board Secretariat and, as a result, WD is currently revisiting its existing Personal Information Bank pertaining to grants and contributions.
  • There were no material privacy breaches reported in fiscal year 2014-2015.

Operational Costs Associated with Administering the Act

WD’s cost for administrating the Privacy Act in the ATIP Unit including the ATIP Unit salary costs, including a portion of the ATIP Coordinator’s and Deputy ATIP Coordinator’s salaries, and 5 percent of the ATIP Officer’s salary (a total of .11 FTE/year). There were no costs pertaining to goods and services, including professional services contracts.

The additional costs noted below are additional departmental costs for translation of privacy-related products, which are not included in the TBS annual statistical report (see Annex B).

ATIP Unit Salaries $10,095
Goods and Services $0
Total ATIP Unit Costs $10,095
Additional costs $284