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June 21, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Third parties under FOIP and LA FOIP

In other blogs I have talked about public bodies and third parties. If a public body is a city, town or municipality, legislation requires the disclosure of contracts and The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LAFOIP) requires the same unless part of the contract falls under one of the exemptions.... read more

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April 12, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Who signs for an adult?

Two of my staff were giving a presentation to an organization who has both children and adults in its care. Questions were asked about who could sign for the adult (18 or older) when that adult may not have capacity to sign or consent.  This question took me back to the work I did for... read more

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February 22, 2018 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Duty to assist

In March 2017, I wrote a blog post entitled “Assisting the Applicant” about what the Commissioner means when he refers to the best practice of assisting the applicant. It discussed how government institutions and local authorities should respond to access to information requests openly, accurately, and completely. Since then, both The Freedom of Information and... read more

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February 15, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

UPDATED: Who Signs for a Child?

When it comes to obtaining the personal information of a child under the age of 18 years, it is commonly accepted that a child cannot sign for himself or herself.  So who can sign for that child? The Children’s Law Act, sections 3 and 4 provides: The parents of a child are joint legal custodians... read more

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