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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

This is the final order, following Interim Order PO-3585-I, in the appeal of the AGCO’s decision to deny the appellant access to records of a specific complaint and related AGCO investigation. In this order, the adjudicator finds that the mandatory third party information exemption in section 17(1) does not apply to the correspondence, consultant re ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant made a three-part access request for records relating to herself for a specified time period and at a specified address. In their decision, the police granted access, in part, and relied on the discretionary personal privacy exemption at section 38(b) to deny access to the remainder of the responsive records. The police also found some infor ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Unity Health Toronto (the hospital) received a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to records including a one-page fax from a pharmaceutical company to the hospital’s pharmacy with a discount offer. After notifying the pharmaceutical company as an affected party, the hospital issued a decision ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (the ministry) received a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA or the Act) for information related to a specific agreement. The ministry did not locate any records responsive to the appellant’s request. In this order, the adjudicator finds tha ... Read More