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Guides - IPC Guide to LA FOIP

IPC Guide to LA FOIP

This guide is a comprehensive reference tool for the application of The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP). It is designed to assist local authorities that are subject to LA FOIP. The guidance is non-binding and every matter should be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For the full Table of Contents, please click here.

To access each chapter of the IPC Guide to LA FOIP, please click on show chapter to expand the Chapter below.


Please note: As the Guides continue to be updated, they will be transferred into flipbook format and available on the bookshelf. When accessing the flipbook version, simply click on the chapter you wish to view and begin. If you require an accessible pdf, you can click on the accessibility icon, located in the top toolbar of the flipbook to the left of the search icon.

You may also select the pdf option below the bookshelf for each individual chapter by clicking on “show chapter.”

Chapter One: Purposes and Scope of LA FOIP

Chapter Two: Administration of LA FOIP

Chapter Three: Access to Records

Chapter Four: Exemptions from the Right of Access

Chapter Four: Exemptions from the Right of Access

This chapter covers:

  • Interpreting exemptions
    • Limited and specific
    • Balancing interests
  • Class and harm based exemptions
  • The mandatory and discretionary exemptions
    • Exercise of discretion
  • Public interest overrides
    • Subsections 18(3), 28(2)(n)
  • Tests and guidance on exemptions
    • Sections 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, 30 and subsection 28(1)

Chapter Five: Third Party Information

Chapter Six: Protection of Privacy