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

NOTICE: Change of Practice – Index of Record

As of November 1, 2017, when withheld records are subject to a review, this office will be requesting an index of record 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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August 11, 2017 - Sharon Young, Analyst

LA FOIP, Municipalities and Cities

Access to information under LA FOIP One of the purposes of The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) is to ensure that local authorities are transparent and accountable to the public. One way of facilitating transparency and accountability is to provide individuals with the right to access records in... read more

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August 8, 2017 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

Guidelines for the use of Genetic Information

The Body as Information I must give credit where credit is due. The “body as information” is listed as one of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s (OPC) strategic privacy priorities, but as it affects every man, woman and child, is of interest to us all. On this topic, the OPC offers the... read more

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