Archive (Tag: access)

February 14, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

UPDATED: Clarifying Access Requests: Unclogging the Pores of FOIP

Consider the following scenario from three perspectives: Imagine you are an applicant who has made what you thought was a fairly simple access request. You are shocked when a courier arrives at your door with five banker’s boxes full of records. Now you have to go through it all and find what you are actually... read more

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February 12, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

UPDATED: Fee Waiver Criteria – In the Public Interest

Please note that this blog was originally posted on March 25, 2015.  On January 1, 2018, amendments to both The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Regulations (FOIP Regulations) and section 8 of The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Regulations came into effect.  The blog below discusses these regulations as they were... read more

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January 26, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Got HIPA Pain? We Can Help!

As you may know, part of our office’s function is to answer questions about The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA).  We get questions from trustees on a weekly basis about HIPA, personal health information, access to information and privacy best practices. Our office is planning to start a webinar series to reply to these questions... read more

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

So, Do We Collaborate?

I had someone, whom I respect, say to me that some public bodies feel we don’t collaborate.  This caused me to think about this concern and I thought it important to clarify our role and in turn define expectations. ‘Collaborate’ in the Oxford Dictionary is defined as, “work jointly on an activity or project”. As... read more

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