In September 2005, ECBC became subject to the Access to Information Act (ATIA) and Privacy Act (PA).
The Access to Information Act, guided by the principles that government information should be available to the public, subject to certain specific and limited exceptions, provides individuals and organizations with a right of access to information in records under the control of government institutions.
The Privacy Act helps to ensure that the right to individual privacy is respected by government institutions by limiting the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. It further gives individuals the right to access the personal information about themselves held by these institutions.
Requests under the Access to Information Act are initiated through either an Access to Information Request Form, available from the Treasury Board of Canada's website, or by submitting a clearly written request in the form of a letter explaining what records are being requested; accompanied by a $5.00 cheque or money order made payable to Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation to cover the application fee.
Requests under the Privacy Act must be submitted in writing using the Personal Information Request Form, available from the Treasury Board of Canada's website; or by submitting a clearly written request in the form of a letter. There is no application fee associated with Personal Information Requests.
For additional information related to Access to Information and Privacy and Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, please contact:
Access to Information and Privacy
Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation
PO Box 1750
70 Crescent Street
Info Source: Sources of Government and Employee Information provides information about the functions, programs, activities and related information holdings of government institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. It provides individuals and employees of the government (current and former) with relevant information to access personal information about themselves held by government institutions subject to the Privacy Act and to exercise their rights under the Privacy Act.
To view ECBC's Info Source Chapter please click here (pdf, 408kb)