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September 15, 2020 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

Right to Know Week 2020

International Right to Know (RTK) day is celebrated each year on September 28th. In Canada, we celebrate Right to Know week this year from September 28th to October 4th. So what is RTK, you might ask? Canada’s Right to Know website describes the purpose of RTK as being, “to raise awareness of an individual’s right... read more

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September 4, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Preparing and writing a submission

My office works with approximately 1,000 public bodies and trustees. Some are larger organizations and have many dealings with my office. These organizations have developed their procedures and precedents and make regular submissions to my office. Others maybe deal with my office once a year. It might be their first time having to respond to... read more

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August 20, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Updated 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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August 13, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Update to The Rules of Procedure

The Rules of Procedure were last updated June 10, 2019. It was time for an update based on experience with applying the rules. In addition, my office made a change on what it asks for in a breach investigation: see our blog IPC change in practice for privacy breach investigations. This involved introducing three new... read more

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