I have created a 5×7″ double-sided reference card to help FOI Professionals remember some of the tricky details specific to general records requests, access to personal information requests, and correction requests under both the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, including a complete list of fees, exemptions and exclusions.
When processing an FOI request for access to personal information, can the institution use FIPPA s.21(1) / MFIPPA s.14(1) to exempt third party personal information from disclosure?
The short answer is “no”, but the slightly longer answer is, “not exactly”.
Today’s article is intended to provide an overview of the similarities and differences between general records requests and access to personal information requests.
What happens when a requestor sends a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the wrong institution?
Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and its Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) both give institutions the right to charge fees for the work involved in responding to an Freedom of Information (FOI) request. Besides the $5.00 application fee (which is applicable to every disclosure request),Continue reading “Charging Fees When No Records Are Found?”