I am pleased to announce that two frequently-requested features have just been added to the FOI Assist software: Email Notifications and Time Tracking.
Read today’s FOI Assist Knowledge Base article to learn more.
If your institution is in Ontario, responds to freedom of information requests, and is not a federal agency or otherwise regulated by the access-to-information framework under the federal Access to Information Act, you have an obligation to file a statistical report every year with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPCO).
What should an institution do when a requestor has not provided their name, and refuses to do so when asked? Does the institution still have an obligation to process the FOI request, even without knowing who the request is coming from?
Institutions have an obligation to provide records in response to FOI requests; however, this does not prevent institutions from providing records or information without using the official FOI process.