Tag: administration of legislation

December 10, 2020 - Danielle Serson, Intake Officer

Deemed refusal of access vs. late response – what is the difference?

Did you know that a late response is different than a deemed refusal of access under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA), and both are reviewable issues with our office? Unless circumstances... read more

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November 25, 2020 - Rick Yachiw, Analyst

Reviews for factual errors in a draft report

If the Commissioner is going to issue a report in a review or privacy investigation, he will provide the draft copy of the report to the public body’s Access and Privacy Coordinator to review for factual errors. The public body usually has seven days to review the draft report and provide its suggested corrections to... read more

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September 24, 2020 - Deepa Pawar, Analyst

Understanding “fees” with ease!

In my experience, an applicant is sometimes surprised when they receive a fee estimate from a government institution pursuant to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), or a local authority pursuant to The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP). For example, the applicant questions why... read more

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