When an institution expects that it will be issuing both a fee deposit request as well as a time extension for the same FOI request, how should it proceed? Should the institution issue the time extension first, the fee deposit request first, or should it issue them both in the same letter?
In today’s article, I want to provide an introduction to the FOI appeal process from the perspective of the institution. My main goal is to build the confidence of the many FOI professionals in Ontario who have seldom or never faced an appeal.
Institutions should be aware of their obligation to undertake a “reasonable effort” to locate responsive records under s.24 of the Freedom Of Information And Protection Of Privacy Act and s.17 of the Municipal Freedom Of Information And Protection Of Privacy Act.
I am delighted to announce the release of the first FOI Assist technology demo: the Interim Fee Estimate Tool.
What are Metadata and Hidden Data? Metadata Metadata refers to information “about” a record. For a Microsoft Word document, this could include information such as the author of the document, the date and time the document was created, the time spent editing the document, its length, its description, comments about the document, etc. For aContinue reading ““I thought we deleted that!” Metadata and Hidden Data”