Public Employees’ Right of Privacy

Just in time for some “light summer reading”, on June 21, 2022, the Ontario Court of Appeal issued an interesting decision that may have implications for how institutions conduct searches in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

Assigning searches to internal staff

In the Province of Ontario alone, there are over 1,000 institutions who are obligated to respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) or the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).  This impressive number leaves a lot of room for variationContinue reading “Assigning searches to internal staff”