How government works

Information access and privacy

Access government data for your research if the research includes personal information (Form 5)

Access government data for your research if the research includes personal information held by a government department or public sector body under the Freedom of Information and Privacy of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act.

Appeal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) decision and bypass review by commissioner (Form 9)

Appeal a FOIPOP decision directly to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia when there is no third party, or the third party agrees to the appeal.

Appeal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) decision to Supreme Court after review by commissioner (Form 10)

You can appeal a FOIPOP decision to the Supreme Court following a review by the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

Appeal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) decision when a public sector body decides to disclose your information (Form 11)

File a Supreme Court appeal of a public sector body’s decision to disclose your information in response to a FOIPOP report by the commissioner.

Consent to disclose and use personal Information (Form 4): FOIPOP requests

Give permission for government departments or public sector bodies to disclose and use your information as requested under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act.

Consent to Disclose Information (Form 3): FOIPOP requests

Form 3: Consent to Disclosure of Information is part of the application process to access a government record if you want to give permission for government departments or public sector bodies to disclose your information as requested under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act.

FOIPOP information access response disclosure criteria

Criteria for determining if information requested under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act should be posted online for public viewing.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) forms

Collection of forms related to FOIPOP requests.

Get help with an information access (FOIPOP) request

Information Access and Privacy Services can answer questions about the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) request process, information access forms and processes.

How government protects your privacy

Collection of information on what happens in the event of a privacy breach and what you can do.

How to deal with a privacy breach of your personal information

What steps you can take if your personal information was breached in April 2018. The breach includes any Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) request documents sent or received between April 2016 and April 2018.

Information access and privacy legislation and policies: overview

Overview of acts, regulations and policies related to information access and privacy.

Manage a privacy breach: protocol and forms

The protocol that the Government of Nova Scotia follows if a privacy breach occurs.

Notice of Personal Information Disclosure by a Public Sector Body (Form 6)

Public sector bodies use this form to notify individuals whose personal information has been disclosed due to potential risk of harm to others or the environment.

Personal information and privacy rules

What personal information can be collected, used and disclosed by the Government of Nova Scotia.

Privacy breach of personal information

What a privacy breach is, what steps the government takes to resolve breaches, how to report a breach and how to file a complaint.

Request a review of public sector body’s response to your Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) request (Form 7)

Request a review of a public sector body’s response to your FOIPOP request if you aren’t satisfied with their response.

Request a review on public sector body’s decision to disclose your information due to someone else’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) request (Form 8)

Change to: Request a review of a public sector body’s decision to disclose your personal or business information in response to someone else’s FOIPOP request.

Request to correct your personal information under FOIPOP (Form 2)

Request that a government department or public sector body corrects your personal information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act.

Search previously released information from a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) request

Find information that has previously been released under a FOIPOP request.

Submit a privacy complaint

Submit a privacy complaint if you believe your privacy has been compromised due to the mishandling of your personal information.

Government finances

Budget documents 2014 to 2015

Budget documents include the budget address, highlights, bulletins, estimates and business plans for the 2014 to 2015 fiscal year.

Budget documents 2015 to 2016

Budget documents include the budget address, highlights, bulletins, estimates and business plans for the 2015 to 2016 fiscal year.

Budget documents 2016 to 2017

Budget documents include the budget address, highlights, bulletins, estimates and business plans for the 2016 to 2017 fiscal year.

Budget documents 2017 to 2018

Budget documents include the budget address, highlights, bulletins, estimates and business plans for the 2017 to 2018 fiscal year.

Budget documents 2018 to 2019

Budget documents include the budget address, highlights, bulletins, estimates and business plans for the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year.

Budget forecast updates

Updates on government finances since the release of the budget.

Capital plan 2014 to 2015

How government plans to buy or develop its capital assets and infrastructure like roads, buildings and equipment.

Capital plan 2015 to 2016

How government plans to buy or develop its capital assets and infrastructure like roads, buildings and equipment.

Capital plan 2016 to 2017

How government plans to buy or develop its capital assets and infrastructure like roads, buildings and equipment.

Capital plan 2017 to 2018

How government plans to buy or develop its capital assets and infrastructure like roads, buildings and equipment.

Capital plan 2018 to 2019

How government plans to buy or develop its capital assets and infrastructure like roads, buildings and equipment.

Capital plans

Capital plan documents outline government’s annual capital asset spending priorities for each year.

Fees and charges, by government department

User fees and charges, by government department.

Public accounts

Public accounts reports compare the government’s actual financial results with budget goals.

Reporting

Compensation disclosure reporting requirements

Who needs to report compensation information, what compensation you need to report, reporting format and the timing of release.

Gaming report 2017 to 2018

Activities of the Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division related to the gaming industry for 2017 to 2018.

Information Access and Privacy Services annual report 2017 to 2018

Overview of activities of government departments, public sector bodies and municipalities as they relate to information access and privacy.

Public sector compensation: disclosure reports

Disclosure reports detail names and compensation of anyone paid over $100,000 by a public sector body.

More information

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