“Freedom-of-Information requests shunted to sidelines during virus crisis”

“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.”

COVID-19 Applicable Exemptions

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.