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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Durham Regional Police Services Board received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for two specific police reports and two videotapes of the requester’s interviews with the police. The police denied access to the two responsive police reports, relying on the discretionary personal privacy exemption in s ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Toronto Catholic District School Board (the board) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA or the Act) for access to a class list. The board initially claimed the application of the discretionary personal privacy exemption in section 38(b) to deny access to the record. Because the record does ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of Health (the ministry) is responsible for licensing independent health facilities (IHFs), which are clinics that perform procedures funded by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan that are normally done in hospitals. The ministry contracts with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to conduct assessments of IHFs. An IHF that offers ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

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