Click here to take part in a short, anonymous survey to help us improve our site.

Blog

Latest Blog Posts

For a complete list of all blog posts please click here

June 10, 2021 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Mediation or case-by-case privilege

In the Commissioner’s Review Report 065-2020, he considered if mediation or case-by-case privilege applied to the records in question. The public body had claimed mediation or case-by-case privilege pursuant to subsection 22(a) of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). The Commissioner considered orders issued by the Office of the Information and... read more

Categories: BlogTags:

June 3, 2021 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

A good access request

You want some information from a government ministry, board, agency, Crown corporation, or from a city, town, village, rural municipality, university, school, library or health trustee. First, try the informal method, which is finding out who makes decisions regarding releasing information, maybe the director or a supervisor, and request by telephone the information you would... read more

Categories: BlogTags: , ,

May 25, 2021 - Danielle Serson, Intake Officer

Privacy Concerns with Video Surveillance

Our office quite often receives inquiries regarding the potential privacy implications associated with installing and operating video surveillance within an organization. As our office is an oversight body for The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), and The Health... read more

Categories: BlogTags:

May 11, 2021 - Alyx Larocque, Manager of Compliance

Chapter 4 of the Guide to LA FOIP is now available!

Chapter 4, Exemptions from the Right of Access of the Guide to LA FOIP is now available! Local authorities will find helpful information in this chapter including guidance on such topics as: Interpretation of Exemptions; Class and Harm Based Exemptions; Mandatory and Discretionary Exemptions; Exercise of Discretion; Public Interest Overrides; and Guidance on each of... read more

Categories: BlogTags: