Can a requestor refuse to provide their name?

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?

Decoding the names of FOI decisions

What do the names of FOI decisions mean? The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPCO) assigns a unique identifier to each decision made by its adjudicators.  Generally, the identifier is a short string of letters and numbers, such as P-22, PO-2400, or MO-1508.  But in the early days of IPCO, orders were identified withContinue reading “Decoding the names of FOI decisions”