New Year – New Legislation – New Resources

January 3, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Happy New Year!

Here at the IPC, we are excited to start 2018 off with new legislation.  Amendments to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) came into effect on January 1, 2018.  It is like Christmas morning all over again… at least for the Commissioner.

For a glimpse of the changes made to FOIP and LA FOIP, see Amendments to FOIP and LA FOIP Proclaimed.

Further, amendments were made to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Regulations and The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Regulations.

Before Christmas, the IPC elves were busy updating as many resources on our website as possible. The majority of in house IPC resources have been updated and we will be working over the next few months to keep them as current as possible as the use and interpretation of these amendments evolves.

The IPC has also created 3 new resources that address certain amendments:

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions about the amendments.

We look forward to working with you and the new legislation in the coming year!

 

The amendments have lead to updates in the resources listed below:

Fee Estimate – Quick Calculation Guide
Fee Estimate – Steps to Charging Fees
Guide to Requesting a Review from the IPC (FOIP)
Guide to Requesting a Review from the IPC (LA FOIP)
Best Practices for Responding to Access Requests
What to Expect During a Review with the IPC
Privacy Breach Guidelines (FOIP/LA FOIP)
How do I Resolve a Privacy Complaint?
Best Practices for Gathering Informed Consent
Best Practices for Information Sharing Agreements
What Councillors Should Know About LA FOIP
Video Surveillance Guidelines for Public Bodies
Helpful Tips: Mobile Device Security
FAQs
How FOIP Applies to You: A Guide for MLAs and Minister’s Offices

 

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