There is currently an appeal underway before the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPCO) which raises an important issue relating to body-worn camera footage and which may have greater implications over how we apply exemptions and exclusions to records in general. As reported by Tom Cardozo and Robyn Doolittle in the Globe & Mail,Continue reading “Are Body-Worn Camera Recordings “Labour and Employment” Records?”
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15 Tips to Make FOI a Breeze
It was a pleasure to speak at the 2023 AMCTO Information, Access, and Privacy Forum yesterday, where I presented “15 Tips to Make FOI a Breeze”.
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.
The “Other Acts” Exclusion
Freedom of Information professionals should be aware of exclusions found in legislation other than FIPPA and MFIPPA that may apply to access requests received by their institution.
New FIPPA/MFIPPA Reference Card
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.