Freedom of Information professionals should be aware of exclusions found in legislation other than FIPPA and MFIPPA that may apply to access requests received by their institution.
I have created a 5×7″ double-sided reference card to help FOI Professionals remember some of the tricky details specific to general records requests, access to personal information requests, and correction requests under both the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, including a complete list of fees, exemptions and exclusions.
When processing an FOI request for access to personal information, can the institution use FIPPA s.21(1) / MFIPPA s.14(1) to exempt third party personal information from disclosure?
The short answer is “no”, but the slightly longer answer is, “not exactly”.
Today’s article is intended to provide an overview of the similarities and differences between general records requests and access to personal information requests.
oday’s article is intended to give institutions an initial plan of action they can follow when a large request is received