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November 8, 2017 - Kara Philip, Early Resolution Officer

New Resources Help to Make Charging Fees a Breeze

The IPC has developed two new resources to assist public bodies when charging fees related to access requests. The first resource, Steps to Charging Fees is a one page document that outlines the steps public bodies should take for reasonable cost recovery associated with providing access to records. The second resource, Fee Estimate: Quick Calculation... read more

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November 2, 2017 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

Webinar: Modern Age Severing Made A Lot Easier

I am pleased to share with you our latest webinar Modern Age Severing Made A Lot Easier.  This webinar will take a look at severing under The Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and The Health Information Protection Act. It touches briefly on manual... read more

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October 24, 2017 - Alyx Larocque, Analyst

Updates to the IPC Guide to Exemptions

Our office has recently posted an updated version of its resource, IPC Guide to Exemptions.  It is dated October 19, 2017. The updates include the following: Review Report 010-2017 to 014-2017 – added new test for time associated with searching active email accounts; Addition of “regulation” to second part of test for 15(1)(b) of FOIP;... 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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