Copyright Board Canada
Canada

Access to Information and Privacy Acts (ATIP)

For the Copyright Board of Canada (the Board), compliance to the Access to Information and Privacy legislation is an essential part of the organization's commitment to transparency and ethical values. The Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) office is part of the Corporate Services. Our mandate is to administer the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act, and to ensure that tis in compliance with legislative and policy requirements.

How to file a request

A request for information pursuant to the Access to Information Act must be submitted in writing clearly explaining what records are requested. The Access to Information Request Form may be used or a straightforward letter accompanied by the prescribed application fee of $5.00 (cheque or money order made payable to the Receiver General of Canada).

A request for personal information pursuant to the Privacy Act must be submitted in writing with the Personal Information Request Form. There is no fee to request your personal information.

Requests are to be sent to the following address:

Access to Information and Privacy office
Copyright Board of Canada
Att: Manager, Corporate Services
800-56 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0C9

Both Acts allow for a legal response time of 30 calendar days from the date of receipt of an official request. The Acts also allow for legal extensions to the first 30 calendar-day response time. You will be notified should an extension of the response time be required under either Act.

Annual reports to Parliament

Section 72 of both the Access to Information Act and of the Privacy Act require that the head of every government institute shall prepare, for submission to Parliament, an annual report on the administrations of the Acts during each fiscal year. For more specific information as to how the Board discharges its responsibilities in relation to the Acts, refer to our annual reports to Parliament:

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

2006-07

Right of redress

Applicants who feel their requests were handled unfairly or in violation of the Acts may file a complaint. Access-related matters are directed to the Office of the Information Commissioner for redress while privacy-related matters go to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.