Privacy Reports
File Numbers
Jeffrey Cutler
Decision Type
Privacy Complaint Report
Applicable Legislation
MFIPPA - 32(d)
MFIPPA - 51(1)

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario received a complaint alleging that the York Region District School Board (the Board) contravened the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) when it disclosed the complainant’s son’s Ontario School Record (OSR) during a proceeding filed against the Board with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). The Privacy Complaint Report concludes that the Act prevails over the confidentiality provisions in section 266(2) and 266(10) of the Education Act. The Board’s disclosure of the personal information from the OSR to the HRTO and the Board’s legal counsel was in accordance with sections 51 and 32(d) of the Act, respectively.