The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Manual (the “FOI Manual”) notes that when a requestor asks an institution for the requestor’s own personal information, the institution must first verify the identity of the requestor before any personal information is disclosed. The FOI Manual suggests that an institution may be able to fulfill theContinue reading “Verifying the Identity of the Requestor”
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Leave no paper trail?
“Family minister’s foster care review instructions leave no paper trail” Katie Nicholson, Joanne Levasseur · CBC News · Posted: Feb 20, 2019 4:00 AM CT The article above appeared on the CBC website just this morning. I think it offers an important lesson to institutions who may be tempted to avoid keeping appropriate written records as a way of limiting theirContinue reading “Leave no paper trail?”
When is an FOI request frivolous or vexatious?
Besides the exemptions and exceptions available under Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), both FIPPA and MFIPPA also allow institutions to deny requests “if the head is of the opinion on reasonable grounds that the request for access isContinue reading “When is an FOI request frivolous or vexatious?”