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July 4, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Our Dictionary Has Been Updated

Sharon Young has been busy in our office, but has taken time to update our dictionary. The following terms have been added or updated: Accurate means careful; precise; lacking errors. Further, it means the organization must provide the applicant with sufficient and correct information about the access process and how decisions are made. See SK... read more

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June 13, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

A New, Improved Exemptions Guide

When I was appointed to this office, I had a desire to provide citizens and public bodies with as much consistency as was possible. That involved a consistent procedure, now reflected in our Rules of Procedure, consistent format for reports and a consistent approach in what my office would be looking for when doing a... read more

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June 10, 2019

Update to The Rules of Procedure

In September of 2018, my office posted the Rules of Procedure. It had been posted after a draft copy was available for review during 2018. It was time to further review and update the Rules. A number of minor changes have been made to improve the wording and clarity of the documents. I will not... read more

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May 1, 2019 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Opinions and Views about Opinions and Views

When it comes to figuring out whether opinions and views qualify as personal information under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) or The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), it can get confusing!! Subsections 24(1)(f) of FOIP/23(1)(f) of LA FOIP indicate that “the personal opinions... read more

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