Statement on the report of the privacy commissioner
The following is a statement on the report of the privacy commissioner on behalf of the Government of Prince Edward Island.
We thank the privacy commissioner for her work – the protection of personal information and the delivery of good governance are fundamental responsibilities of government.
This matter occurred more than six years ago, under the previous government, and the key players involved are not a part of the current administration.
This is something that would not have been, and will not be, tolerated under this current government. We do business differently. We have introduced a number of significant reforms related to accountability and transparency, including an ethics and integrity commissioner, and notably the whistleblower legislation currently before the Legislative Assembly.
Government is committed to respecting and protecting the personal information of Islanders. We fully accept the recommendations of the privacy commissioner and will immediately work to implement them. Training related to the proper handling of personal information is an integral part of the modernization of records management which has already been strengthened through the allocation of additional resources and new dedicated employees.
We will continue to build on the measures we’ve taken to provide good government to Islanders, with accountability and transparency at the core of our decisions and actions.