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September 9, 2021 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Further Change in the Air

In my annual report, I talked about legislative change occurring across the country. That change continues. Nova Scotia’s recently elected Premier has announced that Nova Scotia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act will be updated. The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act has not had a significant update since 1993. It... read more

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

Continuing, “Change is in the Air”

My seventh Annual Report focuses on updating access and privacy legislation across our country; thus, the title “Change is in the Air”.  As we were finalizing this Annual Report, a number of events occurred which we did not include in our Annual Report. In Newfoundland, a Report by the ATIPPA Statutory Review Committee, chaired by... read more

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July 14, 2021 - Danielle Malach, Analyst

What about the email attachments?

The majority of the time, records related to communications between parties are now in the form of emails. These may be single emails, or an email thread comprised of a number of emails between different parties. In some cases, the emails or email threads may contain attachments. Unless the applicant has indicated they are not... read more

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July 8, 2021 - Diane Aldridge, Executive Director of Compliance

Why some reviews and investigations cannot pass go

If you have ever contacted our office regarding a concern with how a public body (government institution or local authority) or trustee has responded to your access to information request or handled your personal information or personal health information, you probably heard that we are an office of last resort. As the oversight body, we... read more

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