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March 27, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Balancing Public Interest and Privacy in a Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic becomes more real in our province, the expectation of citizens and in fact, their need for public information grow. The public needs information in order to make decisions on how to best protect themselves and their families. In addition, as the pandemic grows there are more patients and their right to... read more

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March 18, 2020 - Jennifer Squires, Access and Privacy Consultant, Access and Privacy Branch, Ministry of Justice

An Introduction to “In the Door, Out the Door”: A New Resource to Assist in Processing Access to Information Requests

The Access and Privacy Branch, Ministry of Justice, has been hard at work developing a new online training tool to help anyone who processes access requests under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This new training module follows the path... read more

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March 11, 2020 - Alyx Larocque, Analyst

Chapter 3 for the Guide to FOIP is now available!

Chapter 3 for the Guide to FOIP is now available! Chapter 3 is all about access to records. This chapter covers: Who has a right of access Making an access to information request Subsections 6(1)(a), (b), 6(2), 6(3), 6(4) Applications deemed abandoned Subsections 7.1(1), 7.1(2), 7.1(3) Access to an individual’s own personal information Subsections 31(1),... read more

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