Privacy Law & Access to Information

WITTEN LLP is a leader in the dynamic area of access to information and privacy law. Our firm has been actively providing advice and support to clients looking to access government information, public bodies dealing with access requests or privacy issues and government departments in need of legal opinions on complex access and privacy issues. We also provide advice and support to corporations on privacy policies and compliance with applicable privacy legislation. In addition, our firm advises and represents clients in proceedings at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta.

In order to stay on the leading edge of this emerging field, our lawyers developed and published the Annotated Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This book serves as a summary and explanation of the Alberta FOIP Act and is used extensively by professionals working in this sensitive practice area.

Witten LLP advises clients making access requests as applicants, under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and clients who are third parties to potential disclosures, which may be harmful to their interests.

Witten LLP also works to assist clients who have been subject to cyber-attacks and data breaches. We offer expertise at all stages of such incidents, from initial response to reporting obligations and potential legal liability. Witten LLP has also advised clients with respect to cyber-security insurance policies.

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