Archive (Year: 2017)

October 18, 2017

IPCs across Canada call on governments to safeguard independent review of solicitor-client privilege

In a joint resolution, Canada’s Information and Privacy Commissioners (IPCs) have called on governments to ensure that access to information and privacy legislation in every jurisdiction empowers IPCs to compel the production of records over which solicitor-client privilege has been claimed by public bodies to verify whether these claims are properly asserted when responding to... read more

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October 2, 2017 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Crossing the U.S. Border

I read a tweet last week saying US border guards have a right to inspect your mobile device and to ask you for your password (other articles have suggested this). The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has spoken about this issue.  The same day, a fellow commissioner asked whether any commissioners in Canada had issued an article,... read more

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September 15, 2017 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

NOTICE: Change of Practice – Index of Records

As of November 1, 2017, when withheld records are subject to a review, this office will be requesting an index of records from the public body and will provide a copy to the applicant upon receipt (except when subsection 7(4) is invoked). Staff of the IPC will call you regarding the submission and will respect... read more

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September 5, 2017 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Confidentiality Clauses in Contracts

A lot of our work centers around a citizen wanting a contract that a ministry, city, town or municipality has entered into. The public body does not want to release it, for among other reasons, the contract has a confidentiality clause. The Cities Act and The Municipalities Act specifically provides that a citizen can inspect... read more

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