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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The adjudicator finds that the withheld portions of a councillor’s cell phone invoices qualify as personal information under the Act, and she upholds the Regional Municipality of Durham’s decision to deny access to the information under the mandatory personal privacy exemption in section 14(1) of the Act. Decisi ... Read More

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 Waterloo Regional Police Services Board (the police) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to a copy of a specific written procedure. The police provided partial access to the record but withheld some information pursuant sections 8(1)(c), 8(1)(e) and 8(1)(l) of the Act. In thi ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The City of Toronto (the city) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to responses to a specific request for proposal (RFP). The responsive record at issue in this appeal is the RFP of a company that was an unsuccessful proponent of the bidding process. The city issued an access dec ... Read More