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Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Privacy Act
2011–2012

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Purpose of the Privacy Act

History of the Department of Finance Canada

Mandate of the Department of Finance Canada

Strategic Outcome

Interpretation of Statistical Report

Complaints

Appeals to the Federal Court of Canada

Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)

APPENDIX A

Statistical Report on Privacy Act Requests

Introduction 

The Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Privacy Act (the Act) within the Department of Finance Canada is prepared and submitted in accordance with section 72 of the Act and covers the period from April 1, 2011, to March 31, 2012. 

Purpose of the Privacy Act 

The Act came into force on July 1, 1983. Its purpose is to protect the privacy of individuals with respect to personal information about themselves held by federal government institutions. It also provides Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and individuals present in Canada a right of access to their personal information.

The Department recognizes that the right of access to personal information is an essential element of our system of democracy. It is committed to openness and transparency, respecting both the spirit and the requirements of the Act, its Regulations and related policy instruments. The Department further acknowledges the importance of facilitating access to information by requiring that its employees make every reasonable effort to assist applicants.

History of the Department of Finance Canada 

In 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion, comprising New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. The first Minister of Finance, Alexander Galt, had previously served in the same capacity for the Province of Canada (made up of parts of present-day Ontario, Quebec and Labrador).

The Department of Finance was one of the original departments of the Government of Canada. Others included Agriculture, the Penitentiary Service, Public Works, Post Office, Secretary of State, and the Privy Council Office. Originally, the Department of Finance's primary functions were bookkeeping, administering the collecting and spending of public monies, and servicing the national debt. The total number of officers, clerks, and messengers in the Department in 1867 was twenty-eight.

In June 1869, John Rose, who succeeded Alexander Galt as Finance Minister, introduced a statute spelling out the Department's duties, which were basically doing everything not assigned to any other department.

At various times since its establishment, the Department has done the work of the Treasury Board Secretariat, the Comptroller of the Treasury, the Royal Canadian Mint and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, as well as taking charge of tax inspection and old age and public service pensions.

During World War I, the federal government borrowed from, and taxed, individual Canadians directly for the first time, through Victory Loans and income tax, which was introduced in 1917.

In the early 1930s the Government transferred detailed operational and program responsibilities to other departments or agencies, so the Department of Finance could concentrate on essential analytical and policy work.

In 1939, departmental officials developed a new approach to the federal budget. Instead of simply attempting to balance expenditures with revenues, they began to use taxing powers and spending policies to influence economic development in general.

During World War II, Canadian GNP doubled and annual federal spending increased to 10 times that of the 1939 figure, significantly increasing the influence of the department. Much of that influence was exercised through its budgets.

The Bottom Line on Budgets 

Canada's first Budget, tabled on December 7, 1867, showed $7.4 million in receipts and $5.3 million in expenditures. The shortest interval between Budgets was four months (June 18, 1971 to October 14, 1971). The longest was 16 months (February 25, 1937 to June 16, 1938).

In the early years, the Budget consisted simply of a speech by the Finance Minister in the House of Commons, which was recorded by hand in Hansard. Newspaper reporters sitting in the Press Gallery made notes on the speech, from which they wrote their stories. The Department did not provide the media with special Budget documentation or briefings. By the 1960s, copies of the Budget speech were produced on an ink-fed duplicating machine and collated by hand in the Minister's office. This document was given to reporters as the Minister began his speech.

The Department Today 

Today, the Department continues to play a vital role in helping the Government of Canada develop the social and economic policies that will further improve the standard of living and quality of life of Canadians, their families and their communities in the years to come. And it does so as one of the Government of Canada's smallest departments, with fewer than 1,000 people working in its ten branches:

  • Economic and Fiscal Policy
  • Economic Development and Corporate Finance
  • Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy
  • Financial Sector Policy
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Tax Policy
  • Law
  • Corporate Services
  • Consultations and Communications
  • Internal Audit and Evaluation

Supporting the Minister in fulfilling his obligations and in providing day-to-day management of the Department of Finance is the Minister of State (Finance), the Deputy Minister, the Associate Deputy Minister and G7 Deputy for Canada, the Associate Deputy Minister, and the branch Assistant Deputy Ministers.

Mandate of the Department of Finance Canada 

The Department of Finance Canada is established under section 14 of the Financial Administration Act. Under section 15 of that Act, The Minister of Finance “has the management and direction of the Department, the management of the Consolidated Revenue Fund and the supervision, control and direction of all matters relating to the financial affairs of Canada not by law assigned to the Treasury Board or to any other minister.” Certain other authorities have been entrusted to the Minister of Finance through various Acts of Parliament, including the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, the Income Tax Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Canada Business Corporations Act, and the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.

The Department of Finance Canada is committed to making a difference for Canadians by helping the Government of Canada develop and implement strong and sustainable economic, fiscal, tax, social, security, international and financial sector policies and programs.  

It plays an important role in ensuring that government spending is focused on results and delivers value for taxpayer dollars, it interacts extensively with other federal organizations, and it plays a pivotal role in the analysis and design of public policy across a wide range of issues affecting Canadians. The Department also has an important central agency role, working with other departments to ensure that the government's agenda is carried out and that ministers are supported with first-rate analysis and advice.

The Department’s most visible output is the federal budget. The budget speech provides an authoritative review of past, present, and future economic factors that will affect Canada’s economic performance and finances. The budget reviews government accounts for the past period and presents its fiscal projections for the coming years including the government’s expenditure program, revenues from existing sources, taxation changes, and debt levels.

Program (or statutory) responsibilities and core functions 

  • Fiscal and monetary policy
  • Budget preparation and planning
  • Tax policy
  • Debt and exchange fund management
  • Tariff and certain aspects of trade and tariff policy
  • Financial sector policy
  • International financial arrangements
  • Federal‑provincial fiscal arrangements (policy and program administration)
  • Private pension policy and public pension financing
  • Privatization

Central agency functions

  • Development of the fiscal framework
  • Preparation of the economic outlook and forecast
  • Analysis and assessment of major policy initiatives and options
  • Shared supervision of Crown corporations and agencies
  • Coordination with other central agencies on key files

Strategic Outcome 

The Department of Finance Canada provides effective economic leadership with a focus in 2011‑2012 on one strategic outcome, which expressed a long-term and enduring benefit for Canadians:

A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

The Department has four program activities, each of which contains a varying number of program subactivities. The four program activities are Economic and Fiscal Policy Framework, Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs, Treasury and Financial Affairs, and Internal Services.

The Economic and Fiscal Policy Framework program activity aims to maintain a competitive and efficient tax system, and provides for the management of expenditures in line with the Budget Plan and the financial operations of the Government of Canada.

The Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs program activity supports provinces and territories with funding for health, social programs and other shared priorities. This program activity also enables less prosperous provincial governments to provide their residents with public services that are reasonably comparable to those in other provinces, at reasonably comparable levels of taxation, and provides territorial governments with funding to support public services, in recognition of the higher cost of providing programs and services in the North.

The Treasury and Financial Affairs program activity supports the government's effort to manage its operating budgets and other financial operations of the Government of Canada.

The Internal Services program activity includes a number of functions and resources that support the Department as a whole in achieving its strategic outcome.

Administration of the Privacy Act 

Access to Information and Privacy Division 

The Access to Information and Privacy Division (ATIP) is responsible for administering the Act for the Department of Finance Canada. As a centralized operation, the ATIP Division coordinates the timely processing of requests under the legislation, handles complaints lodged with the Privacy Commissioner, and responds to informal inquiries. Division staff also provide advice and guidance to departmental officials on matters involving the Act.

Principles on Assistance to Applicants 

With the passing of the Federal Accountabililty Act, section 4(2.1) was added to the Access to Information Act:

“The head of a government institution shall, without regard to the identity of a person making a request for access to a record under the control of the institution, make every reasonable effort to assist the person in connection with the request, respond to the request accurately and completely and, subject to the regulations, provide timely access to the record in the format requested.”

While a similar provision was not included in the Privacy Act, the Department is nonetheless committed to to both the spirit and intent of these principles, and adheres to the Act and to the Directive on Privacy Requests and Correction of Personal Information with respect to their application when processing Privacy Act requests.

Educational and training activities 

This year, the ATIP Division participated in two Orientation Sessions. These are provided to employees who are new to the Department as a means to introduce them to the activities of each Branch. ATIP provided information about the ATIP Division, the Act, and information management practices to 39 new employees. Ad hoc training and advice was also provided as needed throughout the Department.

The ATIP Division was also part of a “Management 101” pilot project, a session for junior managers of the Department. As the intent of the session was to look at various issues from a management perspective, ATIP’s presentation addressed the following subjects more broadly:

  • the protection of employee personal information
  • protection of personal information in their program responsibilities
  • departmental responsibilities with respect to Info Source and Personal Information Banks
  • Privacy Impact Assessments
  • the Act and the Management Accountability Framework process
  • Treasury Board Secretariat’s role
  • the role of the Privacy Commissioner

The presentation was very well received by the 19 attendees and the positive feedback exceeded ATIP’s expectations. The pilot project was a success, it has now been accepted as a permanent course to be given twice a year, and ATIP will be a regular presenter at those sessions.

Institutional changes to the administration of the Privacy Act 

In keeping with the Directive on Privacy Requqests and Correction of Personal Information, on August 10, 2011, ATIP began to include the ten “principles for assisting applicants” with letters of acknowledgement to applicants. The principles are also found on the ATIP section of the Department’s website along with links to general information about the Act, the ATIP Division, how to make a request, where to file a complaint, frequently asked questions, and annual reports.

Delegation of authority 

The delegation of authority that was approved on March 31, 2008, remained in effect throughout the reporting period. The authority to approve or deny the release of information under the Act is shared by the Deputy Minister, the Associate Deputy Minister and G7 Deputy for Canada, the Associate Deputy Minister, the Assistant Deputy Minister and Counsel to the Department, and the ATIP Director. The ATIP Director normally performs the function, with the exception of disclosures pursuant to paragraph 8(2)(e) of the Act, which are usually handled by the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Corporate Services Branch.

Access to Information Act Designation Order. For details, refer to the preceding paragraph.

SCHEDULE 1
Designation Order—Privacy Act
Powers, Duties or Functions Section Deputy Minister Associate DM Associate DM and
G7 Deputy  for Canada
Assistant DM, Corporate Services Branch
To disclose personal information to an
 investigative body specified in the
 regulations, on the written request of the
 body, for the purpose of enforcing any law of
 Canada or a province or carrying out a lawful
 investigation, if the request specifies the
 purpose and describes the information to be
 disclosed
8(2)(e) yes yes yes yes
SCHEDULE 2
Designation Order—Privacy Act
Powers, Duties or Functions Section Deputy Minister Associate DM Associate DM and G7 Deputy for Canada ADM and Counsel,
Law Branch
Director, ATIP ATIP Team Leader
Senior ATIP Analyst
To disclose personal
 information when satisfied
 that the purpose for which
 the information is disclosed
 cannot reasonably be
 accomplished unless the
 information is provided in a
 form that identifies the
 person to whom it relates
 and to obtain a written
 undertaking that no
 subsequent disclosure of the
 information will be made in a
 form that could reasonably
 be expected to identify the
 individual to whom it relates
8(2)(j) yes yes yes yes yes no
To disclose personal
 information when public
 interest outweighs invasion of
 privacy or when disclosure
 benefits the individual
8(2)(m) yes yes yes yes yes no
To keep copies of requests
 made under 8(2)(e), keep
 records of information
 disclosed pursuant to such
 requests and make those
 copies and records available
 to the Privacy Commissioner
8(4) yes yes yes yes yes yes
To notify the Privacy
 Commissioner in writing of
 disclosure under paragraph
 8(2)(m)
8(5) yes yes yes yes yes no
To retain a record of use of
 personal information
9(1) yes yes yes yes yes yes
To notify the Privacy
 Commissioner of consistent
 use of personal information
 and update index accordingly
9(4) yes yes yes yes yes yes
To include personal
 information in personal
 information banks
10 yes yes yes yes yes yes
To give written notice as to
 whether or not access will 
 be given
14(a) yes yes yes yes yes no
To give access to requester 14(b) yes yes yes yes yes no
To extend time limit and give
 notice of extension
15 yes yes yes yes yes yes
To determine the necessity
 for a translation or
 interpretation of a record
17(2)(b) yes yes yes yes yes yes
To determine whether a
 record should be provided
 in an alternative format
17(3) yes yes yes yes yes yes
To refuse to disclose personal
 information referred to in that
 section
18(2) yes yes yes yes yes no
To refuse to disclose personal
 information referred to in that
 section
19(1) yes yes yes yes yes no
To disclose, with consent, personal information referred to in that subsection 19(2) yes yes yes yes yes no
To refuse to disclose personal
 information referred to in that
 section
20 yes yes yes yes yes no
To refuse to disclose personal
 information referred to in that
 section
21 yes yes yes yes yes no
To refuse to disclose personal
 information referred to in that
 section
22 yes yes yes yes yes no
To refuse to disclose personal
 information referred to in that
 section
22.3 yes yes yes yes yes no
To refuse to disclose personal
 information referred to in that
 section
23 yes yes yes yes yes no
To refuse to disclose personal
 information under that section
24 yes yes yes yes yes no
To refuse to disclose personal
 information under that section
25 yes yes yes yes yes no
To refuse to disclose personal
 information under that section
26 yes yes yes yes yes no
To refuse to disclose personal
 information under that section
27 yes yes yes yes yes no
To refuse to disclose personal
 information under that section
28 yes yes yes yes yes no
To receive notice of
 investigation by the
 Privacy Commissioner
31 yes yes yes yes yes no
To make representations to
 the Privacy Commissioner
33(2) yes yes yes yes yes yes
To receive the report of
 findings of the investigation
 and give notice of action
 taken or proposed to be
 taken or reasons why no
 action has been or is
 proposed to be taken
35(1) yes yes yes yes yes yes
To provide access to personal
 information
35(4) yes yes yes yes yes no
To receive the report of
 findings of the investigation
 of files in exempt banks
36(3) yes yes yes yes yes yes
To receive the report of
 findings after investigation
 in respect of personal
 information
37(3) yes yes yes yes yes yes
To request that the matter be
 heard and determined in the
 National Capital Region
51(2)(b) yes yes yes yes yes yes
To request the opportunity to
 make representations ex
 parte
51(3) yes yes yes yes yes yes
To prepare annual report for
 submission to Parliament
72(1) yes yes yes yes yes yes
To carry out responsibilities
 conferred on the head of the
 institution by regulations made
 under section 77, not included
 above
77 yes yes yes yes yes yes

Data matching and sharing activities 

No new data matching or sharing activities were undertaken during the year.

Exempt banks 

The Department holds no personal information in its Personal Information Banks that requires designation under section 18 of the Act.

Interpretation of Statistical Report 

Part 1 – Requests under the Privacy Act 

The Department received 13 Privacy Act requests this reporting year, six more than were received in 2010-2011. No requests were carried over from 2010-2011. All 13 requests were closed by the end of the fiscal year.

Part 2 – Requests closed during the reporting period 

Disposition / completion time 

Many individuals who submit Privacy Act requests are under the impression that the Department holds the same type and amount of personal information about them as is held by the Canada Revenue Agency, banks, and trust companies. That is certainly not the case and explains why the majority of requests do not result in the retrieval of personal information about those individuals. The following table indicates the disposition of the 13 completed requests:

Requests closed during the reporting period
Disposition Number of Requests Percentage of Requests
All disclosed 2 15.38%
Disclosed in part 1 7.69%
All exempted 0 0%
All excluded 0 0%
No records exist 8 61.53%
Request abandoned 2 15.38%
 
Total 13 99.98 %

In two instances, the personal information being sought was provided to the individuals in its entirety. The information consisted of correspondence between the individuals and the Department, six pages in one case and two pages in the other, for a total of eight pages.

In one case, subsection 12(1) was used to withhold non-personal information while personal information about other individuals was withheld under section 26. In all, 252 pages were reviewed with 217 provided to the individual in whole or in part.

In ten instances, no personal information could be found about the requesters and in two of those cases the applicants abandoned their requests in favour of filing them elsewhere.

Of the 13 requests received, 12 were closed within 15 days. One request required 58 days to complete.

Exemptions / exclusions

Exemptions were only cited under section 26 of the Act and only with respect to one request. Some information was also withheld in that case as it was non- personal information and, so, the individual did not have a right of access to it under subsection 12(1) of the Act.

No exclusions were cited.

Format of information released

In the three cases where personal information was released, it was provided to the individuals in paper format.

Complexity

In the three cases where personal information existed, a total of 260 pages were processed with 225 released in whole or in part. One request consisted of 252 pages with interwoven personal information about the requester and other individuals. The two remaining requests involved eight pages of information (six in one case, two in the other) of a non-complex nature.

Deemed refusals

One request comprised 252 pages of interwoven information and was completed in 58 days, 28 days beyond the statutory time frame specified in the Act. No extension of the time limit was taken in that case.

Translations

No translations were requested.

Part 3 – Disclosures under subsection 8(2)

Paragraph 8(2)(e) of the Act allows for disclosures of personal information “to an investigative body…for the purpose of enforcing any law.”  The Department did not make any disclosures pursuant to paragraph 8(2)(e) of the Act in this reporting period.

Paragraph 8(2)(m) of the Act allows for disclosures of personal information in the public interest. The Department did not make any disclosures pursuant to paragraph 8(2)(m) of the Act in this reporting period.

Part 4 – Requestsfor correction of personal information and notations

No requests for corrections or notations were received from applicants.

Part 5 – Extensions

No extension of the statutory time limits under the Act were taken.

Part 6 – Consultations received from other government institutions/organizations

No consultations were received from other government institutions or organizations.

Part 7 – Completion time of consultations on Cabinet confidences

No consultations with respect to Cabinet confidences were required.

Part 8 – Resources related to the Privacy Act

As a limited number of requests were received, the cost to administer the Act was minimal at $2,429.92. Four employees were involved in the processing the requests, at the PM-03, PM-04, PM-06 and EX-01 level. In total, .054 of a full time employee was required to process the requests under the Act.

Complaints

No complaints were received this reporting period.

Appeals to the Federal Court of Canada

No appeals were made to the Federal Court.

Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)

No Privacy Impact Assessments were completed this year. 

Appendix A 
Statistical Report on Privacy Act Requests  

Statistical Report on the Privacy Act

Name of institution: Department of Finance Canada
Reporting period: April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012

Part 1 – Requests under the Privacy Act

Received during reporting period:
13
Outstanding from previous reporting period:
0
Total:
13
Closed during reporting period:
13
Carried over to next reporting period:
0

 

Part 2 – Requests closed during the reporting period

2.1 Disposition and completion time

All disclosed:

1 to 15 days:
2
16 to 30 days:
0
31 to 60 days:
0
61 to 120 days:
0
121 to 180 days:
0
181 to 365 days:
0
More than 365 days:
0
Total:
2

  

Disclosed in part:

1 to 15 days:
0
16 to 30 days:
0
31 to 60 days:
1
61 to 120 days:
0
121 to 180 days:
0
181 to 365 days:
0
More than 365 days:
0
Total:
0

All exempted:  

1 to 15 days:
2
16 to 30 days:
0
31 to 60 days:
0
61 to 120 days:
0
121 to 180 days:
0
181 to 365 days:
0
More than 365 days:
0
Total:
0

All excluded:

1 to 15 days:
0
16 to 30 days:
0
31 to 60 days:
0
61 to 120 days:
0
121 to 180 days:
0
181 to 365 days:
0
More than 365 days:
0
Total:
0

No records exist:

1 to 15 days:
8
16 to 30 days:
0
31 to 60 days:
0
61 to 120 days:
0
121 to 180 days:
0
181 to 365 days:
0
More than 365 days:
0
Total:
8

Request abandoned:

1 to 15 days:
2
16 to 30 days:
0
31 to 60 days:
0
61 to 120 days:
0
121 to 180 days:
0
181 to 365 days:
0
More than 365 days:
0
Total:
2

 

2.2 Exemptions

No exemptions were claimed under sections 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27 or 28 of the Act. Section 26 was claimed with respect to 1 request.

2.3 Exclusions

No exclusions were claimed under sections 69 or 70 of the Act.

2.4 Format of information released

All disclosed:
2 in paper format, 0 in electronic format, 0 in other formats
Disclosed in part:
Disclosed in part: 1 in paper format, 0 in electronic format, 0 in other formats
Total:
3 in paper format, 0 in electronic format, 0 in other formats

 

2.5 Complexity

2.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed

All disclosed:
8 pages processed; 8 pages disclosed; 2 requests
Disclosed in part:
252 pages processed; 217 pages disclosed; 1 request
All exempted:
0 pages processed; 0 pages disclosed; 0 requests
All excluded:
0 pages processed; 0 pages disclosed; 0 requests
Request abandoned:
0 pages processed; 0 pages disclosed; 2 requests

 

2.5.2 Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of requests

All disclosed (less than 100 pages processed):
2 requests; 8 pages disclosed
All disclosed (101 to more than 5,000 pages processed):
0 requests; 0 pages disclosed

 

Disclosed in part (less than 100 pages processed):
0 requests; 0 pages disclosed
Disclosed in part (101 to 500 pages processed):
1 requests; 217 pages disclosed
Disclosed in part (501 to over 5,000 pages processed):
0 requests; 0 pages disclosed

 

All exempted (1 page to over 5,000 pages processed):
0 requests; 0 pages disclosed

 

All excluded (1 page to over 5,000 pages processed):
0 requests; 0 pages disclosed

 

Abandoned (less than 100 pages processed):
2 requests; 0 pages disclosed
Abandoned (101 to over 5,000 pages processed):
0 requests; 0 pages disclosed

 

2.5.3 Other complexities

All disclosed:
no consultations, legal advice, interwoven information, or other complexity in any cases
Disclosed in part:
no consultations or legal advice in any cases, interwoven information in 1 case, no other complexity in any cases  
All exempted:
no consultations, legal advice, interwoven information, or other complexity in any cases
All excluded:
no consultations, legal advice, interwoven information, or other complexity in any cases
Abandoned:
no consultations, legal advice, interwoven information, or other complexity in any cases

2.6 Deemed refusals

2.6.1 Reasons for not meeting statutory deadline

One request was closed past the statutory deadline for other reasons. 

2.6.2 Number of days past deadline

1 to 15 days:
0 requests past deadline where no extension taken and 0 past deadline where extension taken.
16 to 30 days:
1 request past deadline where no extension taken and 0 past deadline where extention taken, for a total of 1 request.
31 to more than 365 days:
0 requests past deadline where no extension taken and 0 past deadline where extension taken

2.7 Requests for translation

No translations from English to French were received.  No translations from French to English were received.

PART 3 – Disclosures under subsection 8(2)

No disclosures were made under paragraphs 8(2)(e) or 8(2)(m) of the Act.

PART 4 – Requests for correction of personal information and notations

No requests for correction were received, none were accepted, and none were refused.

PART 5 – Extensions

5.1 Reasons for extensions and disposition of requests

All disclosed:
0 extensions taken under sections 15(1)(a(i), 15(1)(ii), or 15(b).
Disclosed in part:
0 extensions taken under sections 15(1)(a(i), 15(1)(ii), or 15(b).
All exempted:
0 extensions taken under sections 15(1)(a(i), 15(1)(ii), or 15(b).
All excluded:
0 extensions taken under sections 15(1)(a(i), 15(1)(ii), or 15(b).
No records exist:
0 extensions taken under sections 15(1)(a(i), 15(1)(ii), or 15(b).
Request abandoned:
0 extensions taken under sections 15(1)(a(i), 15(1)(ii), or 15(b).

 

5.2 Length of extensions

No extensions were taken.

PART 6 – Consultations received from other institutions & organizations

6.1 Consultations received from other government institutions and organizations

During the reporting period, no consultations were received from other government institutions or organizations, none were outstanding from the previous period, none were closed in the current reporting period, and none were pending at the end of the reporting period.

6.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other government institutions

No recommendations were made for consultations as none were received.

6.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations

No recommendations were made for consultations as none were received.

PART 7 – Completion time of consultations on Cabinet confidences

No consultations on Cabinet confidences were required.

PART 8 – Resources related to the Privacy Act

8.1 Costs

Salaries:
$2,430.00
Overtime:   
$00.00
Goods and services:
$00.00
Total:  
$2,430.00

 

8.2 Human resources

Four employees were dedicated on a part-time basis to Privacy Act requests.  No part-time, casual, regional, consultants, agency personnel or students were involved in the processing of Privacy Act requests.

Additional Reporting Requirements

For fiscal year 2011-2012, no Privacy Impact Assessments were initiated within the Department of Finance Canada.

For fiscal year 2011-2012, no Privacy Impact Assessments were completed within the Department of Finance Canada.