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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

This reconsideration order dismisses the appellant’s request for reconsideration of Order PO-3998. In that prior decision, the adjudicator partially upheld the ministry’s decision under section 14(1) of the Act to withhold information about the Ontario Provincial Police’s acquisition of cell site simulators, but ordered the ministry to ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital (the hospital) received a three-part access request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act), seeking access to the emails of seven named employees, specified resolutions of the hospital’s Board of Directors, and an agreement between the hospital and another hospital. The hospital refused to ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

A patient of a pain management clinic sought a copy of his complete medical records from the clinic. The clinic issued a decision providing access to the records that it identified as belonging to him. As he was not satisfied with the completeness of the records identified, he filed a complaint with this office challenging the reasonableness of the clinic ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Town of Wasaga Beach (the town) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to records relating to a specified address. The town issued a decision granting partial access to the responsive records with severances under the mandatory personal privacy exemption at section 14(1) of the ... Read More