Blog Archive (Year: 2019)

August 9, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Hot Off the Press: A Guide to Appeals

When my office issues a report and makes recommendations, the head of the public body has 30 days to decide whether to follow those recommendations or not. Once the head makes the decision and notifies the applicant, the applicant has 30 days to appeal the decision of the head. The appeal is not regarding my... read more

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July 10, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Sample Access to Information Policy

In a number of reports issued by my office, we have recommended that the towns/villages/municipalities develop a policy regarding access requests. After a number of questions, it became clear there wasn’t a sample policy for small towns/villages/municipalities. The larger organizations have developed policies that are applicable to an organization that has many employees and probably... read more

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July 4, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Our Dictionary Has Been Updated

Sharon Young has been busy in our office, but has taken time to update our dictionary. The following terms have been added or updated: Accurate means careful; precise; lacking errors. Further, it means the organization must provide the applicant with sufficient and correct information about the access process and how decisions are made. See SK... read more

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June 13, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

A New, Improved Exemptions Guide

When I was appointed to this office, I had a desire to provide citizens and public bodies with as much consistency as was possible. That involved a consistent procedure, now reflected in our Rules of Procedure, consistent format for reports and a consistent approach in what my office would be looking for when doing a... read more

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