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Statistical Reporting Overview

The following overview provides a summary of the statistical details found in WD’s 2016-2017 statistical report (Annex A – Statistical Report).

  • 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 2016–2017 reporting period.
  • WD received no complaints pursuant to the Privacy Act in 2016–2017, and there were no appeals or applications submitted to the Federal Court.
  • WD did not complete any Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) in 2016–2017.
  • No material privacy breaches were reported in fiscal year 2016-2017.


Formal Requests

For the period of April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, WD received two requests for personal information pursuant to the Privacy Act. The department has not historically received many requests for personal information.

Both requests received in 2016-2017, as well as a request carried forward from 2015-2016, were completed during the reporting period.

WD completed each of these requests within 16 days and disclosed 657 pages in their entirety. As a result, no extensions were required.


Personal Information Consultations

WD received two privacy consultations during the period of April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.  In total, the department recommended full disclosure of 16 pages. The consultations were completed within five days each.


Operational Costs Associated with Administering the Act

WD's cost for administrating the Privacy Act in the ATIP Unit include a portion of the Deputy ATIP Coordinator’s salary and 20 percent of the ATIP Officer's salary (a total of .3 FTE/year). Other costs pertaining to goods and services, including professional services contracts and other expenses, including supplies, are reported in the annual statistical report (see Annex A).  The total cost reported was $25,118.

Additional departmental costs which incorporate estimates for other departmental officials to retrieve, review and make recommendations concerning records responding to personal information requests and translation of privacy-related products totaled $735, and are not captured in the statistical report, but provide a more complete picture of the overall cost of $25,850 to the department to administer all aspects of its activities related to the Privacy Act.