Today’s article is intended to dive into the complexities of accepting FOI requests online, and to help you evaluate whether accepting FOI requests online makes sense for your institution.
An overview of the Law Enforcement disclosure exemption, including why you should know it, and some of its more interesting features, such as when it permits institutions to refuse to confirm or deny the existence of a record.
There is no need for the institution to prepare a fee estimate between $25 and $100 until it has completed the work involved in processing the FOI request.
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?
Institutions in Ontario have the option of “splitting up” a request, that is, deeming that a request with multiple parts is actually a number of separate, smaller requests, all received on the same day.