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

NOTICE: Change of Practice – Index of Records

As of November 1, 2017, when withheld records are subject to a review, this office will be requesting an index of records 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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