Access to Information and Privacy

2021-2022 Statistical Report on the Privacy Act

Name of institution: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Reporting period: 2021-04-01 to 2022-03-31

Section 1: Requests Under the Privacy Act

1.1 Number of requests

- Number of Requests
Received during reporting period 2
Outstanding from previous reporting period 23
  • Outstanding from previous reporting period
17
  • Outstanding from more than one reporting period
6
Total 25
Closed during reporting period 13
Carried over to next reporting period 12
  • Carried over within legislated timeline
2
  • Carried over beyond legislated timeline
10

1.2 Channels of requests

Source Number of Requests
Online 2
E-mail 0
Mail 0
In person 0
Phone 0
Fax 0
Total 2

Section 2: Informal Requests

2.1 Number of informal requests

- Number of Requests
Received during reporting periods 0
Outstanding from previous reporting period 0
  • Outstanding from previous reporting period
0
  • Outstanding from more than one reporting period
0
Total 0
Closed during reporting period 0
Carried over to next reporting period 0

2.2 Channels of informal requests

Source Number of Requests
Online 0
E-mail 0
Mail 0
In person 0
Phone 0
Fax 0
Total 0

2.3 Completion time of informal requests

Completion Time
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121 to 180 Days 181 to 365 Days More than 365 Days Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2.4 Pages released informally

Less Than 100 Pages Released 100-500 Pages Released 501-1000 Pages Released 1001-5000 Pages Released More Than 5000 Pages Released
Number of Requests Pages Released Number of Requests Pages Released Number of Requests Pages Released Number of Requests Pages Released Number of Requests Pages Released
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Section 3: Requests Closed During the Reporting Period

3.1 Disposition and completion time

Disposition of Requests Completion Time
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121 to 180 Days 181 to 365 Days More Than 365 Days Total
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 5
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
No records exist 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 13

3.2 Exemptions

Section Number of Requests Section Number of Requests Section Number of Requests
18(2) 0 22(1)(a)(i) 0 23(a) 0
19(1)(a) 0 22(1)(a)(ii) 0 23(b) 0
19(1)(b) 0 22(1)(a)(iii) 0 24(a) 0
19(1)(c) 0 21(1)(b) 0 24(b) 0
19(1)(d) 0 22(1)(c) 0 25 0
19(1)(e) 0 22(2) 0 26 5
19(1)(f) 0 22.1 0 27 1
20 0 22.2 0 27.1 0
21 0 22.3 0 28 0
- - 22.4 0 - -

3.3 Exclusions

Section Number of Requests Section Number of Requests Section Number of Requests
69(1)(a) 0 70(1) 0 70(1)(d) 0
69(1)(b) 0 70(1)(a) 0 70(1)(e) 0
69.1 0 70(1)(b) 0 70(1)(f) 0
- - 70(1)(c) 0 70.1 0

3.4 Format of information released

Paper Electronic Other
E-record Data set Video Audio
0 11 0 0 0 0

3.5 Complexity

3.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed for paper and e-record formats

Number of Pages Processed Number of Pages Disclosed Number of Requests
5074 1251 11

3.5.2 Relevant pages processed by request disposition for paper and e-record formats by size of requests

Disposition Less than 100 Pages Processed 100-500 Pages Processed 501-1,000 Pages Processed 1,001-5,000 Pages Processed More than 5,000 Pages Processed
Number of Requests Pages Processed Number of Requests Pages Processed Number of Requests Pages Processed Number of Requests Pages Processed Number of Requests Pages Processed
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 2 94 2 500 0 0 1 4480 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 94 8 500 0 0 1 4480 0 0

3.5.3 Relevant minutes processed and disclosed for audio formats

Number of Minutes Processed Number of Minutes Disclosed Number of Requests
0 0 0

3.5.4 Relevant minutes processed per request disposition for audio formats by size of requests

Disposition Less than 60 Minutes Processed 60-120 Minutes Processed More than 120 Minutes Processed
Number of Requests Minutes Processed Number of Requests Minutes Processed Number of Requests Minutes Processed
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0

3.5.5 Relevant minutes processed and disclosed for video formats

Number of Minutes Processed Number of Minutes Disclosed Number of Requests
0 0 0

3.5.6 Relevant minutes processed per request disposition for video formats by size of requests

Disposition Less than 60 Minutes Processed 60-120 Minutes Processed More than 120 Minutes Processed
Number of Requests Minutes Processed Number of Requests Minutes Processed Number of Requests Minutes Processed
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0

3.5.7 Other complexities

Disposition Consultation Required Legal Advice Sought Interwoven Information Other Total
All disclosed 0 0 6 0 6
Disclosed in part 0 0 5 0 5
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 11 0 11

3.6 Closed requests

3.6.1 Requests closed within legislated timelines

Number of requests closed within legislated timelines 0
Percentage of requests closed within legislated timelines (%) 0

3.7 Deemed refusals

3.7.1 Reasons for not meeting legislated timelines

Number of Requests Closed Past the Legislated Timelines Principal Reason
Interference with Operations / Workload External Consultation Internal Consultation Other
13 13 0 0 0

3.7.2 Requests closed beyond legislated timelines (including any extension taken)

Number of Days Past Legislated Timelines Number of Requests Past Legislated Timeline Where No Extension Was Taken Number of Requests Past Legislated Timeline Where an Extension Was Taken Total
1 to 15 days 0 0 0
16 to 30 days 0 0 0
31 to 60 days 0 0 0
61 to 120 days 0 1 1
121 to 180 days 0 2 2
181 to 365 days 0 10 10
More than 365 days 0 0 0
Total 0 13 13

3.8 Requests for translation

Translation Requests Accepted Refused Total
English to French 0 0 0
French to English 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0

Section 4: Disclosures Under Subsections 8(2) and 8(5)

Paragraph 8(2)(e) Paragraph 8(2)(m) Paragraph 8(5) Total
0 0 0 0

Section 5: Requests for Correction of Personal Information and Notations

Disposition for Correction Requests Received Number
Notations attached 0
Requests for correction accepted 0
Total 0

Section 6: Extensions

6.1 Reasons for extensions

Number of requests where an extension was taken 15(a)(i) Interference with Operations 15(a)(ii) Consultation 15(b) Translation Purposes or Conversion
Further review required to determine exemptions Large volume of pages Large volume of requests Documents are difficult to obtain Cabinet Confidence Section (Section 70) External Internal
13 0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0

6.2 Length of extensions

Length of extensions 15(a)(i) Interference with Operations 15(a)(ii) Consultation 15(b) Translation Purposes or Conversion
Further review required to determine exemptions Large volume of pages Large volume of requests Documents are difficult to obtain Cabinet Confidence Section (Section 70) External Internal
1 to 15 days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 days 0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0
31 days or greater - - - - - - - -
Total 0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0

Section 7: Consultations Received from Other Institutions and Organizations

7.1 Consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions and other organizations

Consultations Other Government of Canada Institutions Number of Pages to Review Other Organizations Number of Pages to Review
Received during reporting period 0 0 0 0
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0
Closed during the reporting period 0 0 0 0
Carried over within negotiated timelines 0 0 0 0
Carried over beyond negotiated timelines 0 0 0 0

7.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions

Recommendation Number of Days Required to Complete Consultation Requests
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121 to 180 Days 181 to 365 Days More than 365 Days Total
Disclose entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclose in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

7.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations outside the Government of Canada

Recommendation Number of Days Required to Complete Consultation Requests
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121 to 180 Days 181 to 365 Days More than 365 Days Total
Disclose entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclose in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Section 8: Completion Time of Consultations on Cabinet Confidences

8.1 Requests with Legal Services

Number of Days Fewer than 100 Pages Processed 100-500 Pages Processed 501-1,000 Pages Processed 1,001-5,000 Pages Processed More Than 5,000 Pages Processed
Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

8.2 Requests with Privy Council Office

Number of Days Fewer than 100 Pages Processed 100-500 Pages Processed 501-1,000 Pages Processed 1,001-5,000 Pages Processed More than 5,000 Pages Processed
Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Section 9: Complaints and Investigations Notices Received

Section 31 Section 33 Section 35 Court action Total
4 4 4 0 12

Section 10: Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) and Personal Information Banks (PIBs)

10.1 Privacy Impact Assessments

Number of PIAs completed 0
Number of PIAs modified 0

10.2 Institution-specific and Central Personal Information Banks

Personal Information Banks Active Created Terminated Modified
Institution-specific 11 0 0 0
Central 0 0 0 0
Total 11 0 0 0

Section 11: Privacy Breaches

11.1 Material Privacy Breaches reported

Number of material privacy breaches reported to TBS 0
Number of material privacy breaches reported to OPC 0

11.2 Non-Material Privacy Breaches

Number of non-material privacy breaches 6

Section 12: Resources Related to the Privacy Act

12.1 Allocated Costs

Expenditures Amount
Salaries  $156,250
Overtime $0
Goods and Services $59,292
  • Professional services contracts
$57,420
  • Other
$1,872
Total $215,542

12.2 Human Resources

Resources Person Years Dedicated to Privacy Activities
Full-time employees 1.455
Part-time and casual employees 0.070
Regional staff 0.000
Consultants and agency personnel 0.630
Students 0.050
Total 2.205

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