I thought it would be useful to look into the question of whether COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, can be caught by handling mail or parcels.
“The office of Ontario’s information commissioner says the expectation to comply with the province’s access law remains in effect, but adds it understands that many organizations will be unable to meet the 30-day response requirement.”
For provincial and municipal institutions in Ontario who are receiving Freedom Of Information requests under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Municipal Freedom Of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) related to the current COVID-19 pandemic, I thought it would be helpful to create a list of exemptions and exclusions that may be applicable.
When are institutions allowed to decide that a file has been abandoned?
I recently received a question from a journalist who was wondering whether a particular organization who received financial support from the Province of Ontario had an obligation to respond to FOI requests for general records.