Archive (Tag: search)

May 24, 2017 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

3 Minutes for a Search

As public bodies have gone to doing the majority of their communicating by email, access requests for records of emails have increased. I expect such requests will continue.  If the access request is for recent records (emails) an employee can perform a search in Outlook (or other email program) and very quickly locate the emails... read more

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September 1, 2016 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

The Search for Personal Health Information

When a patient makes an access to information request for his or her personal health information, the search for responsive records may not be as easy as just checking out the health records department. The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) applies to all personal health information in the custody or control of the trustee. All... read more

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August 13, 2015 - Alyx Larocque, Analyst

How to Conduct an Effective Search for Records

So you have received an access to information request and you know it is not going to be easy to locate responsive records. What do you do? Here are some tips for you. First: You develop a search strategy and document everything. A search strategy could include: Searching for records in multiple formats (i.e. electronic,... read more

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