The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act (ATIP) became law on July 1, 1983.
The Access to Information Act gives Canadian citizens, permanent residents and any person present in Canada, the right of access to information contained in government records, subject to certain specific and limited exceptions.
The Privacy Act extends to individuals the right of access to information about themselves held by the government, subject to specific and limited exceptions. The Act also protects the privacy of individuals by preventing others from having access to their personal information and gives individuals substantial control over its collection, use and disclosure.
Section 72 of the Access to Information Act and Section 72 of the Privacy Act require that the head of every government institution prepare for submission to Parliament, an annual report on the administration of the Acts within the institution during each financial year.
This report is intended to describe how the Canadian Space Agency administered its responsibilities during the period covered by the report in relation to the Acts.