Blog Archive (Year: 2015)

August 13, 2015 - Alyx Larocque, Analyst

How to Conduct an Effective Search for Records

So you have received an access to information request and you know it is not going to be easy to locate responsive records. What do you do? Here are some tips for you. First: You develop a search strategy and document everything. A search strategy could include: Searching for records in multiple formats (i.e. electronic,... read more

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July 22, 2015 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Continuous Improvement

If you’ve read some of our other blogs, you will know by now the IPC is always trying to improve our processes for all those involved. We recently went through our second lean event since the new Commissioner came on board. We made a few changes to our procedures. Some of the changes only effect... read more

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July 20, 2015 - Ed Ring, Newfoundland Information and Privacy Commissioner

New Legislation in Newfoundland

The new ATIPPA, 2015 has transformed the access to information landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador. Following the setbacks of Bill 29, Newfoundland and Labrador has been recognized as a leader in the world because of this new legislation. The purpose of facilitating democracy is clearly stated in the new legislation and tools such as a... read more

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June 3, 2015 - Kayla Oishi, Early Resolution Officer

The (Work) Life of an Early Resolution Officer

When you come to the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner’s (IPC) office with a request for review or breach of privacy complaint, you will first be dealing with us—the Early Resolution Officers (EROs). We are really nice, I swear! The Early Resolution process at the IPC is relatively new, so I feel that it is... read more

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