Next week, we will host a webinar about exemptions under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and its municipal counterpart (MFIPPA). The presentation will aim to enhance participants’ understanding of exemptions, how they apply to FOI requests, and other issues that come up in dealing with access to information laws.
Join our team of experts on Thursday, April 27, for an overview of:
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RECENT LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS
The IPC regularly provides advice and recommendations on legislative amendments. Recently, Commissioner Beamish presented comments on three proposed laws:
Bill 84, the Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act – This submission focused on the proposal to exclude information from access laws that identifies facilities providing services related to medical assistance in dying. We object to this amendment because the public’s “right to know” is a fundamental principle of access legislation.
Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act – This bill proposes to expand the open meeting exceptions which permit a municipality or local board to close all or part of a meeting to the public. The submission outlines our concerns that there is no evidence that the exceptions need to be expanded and such changes could affect the public’s ability to access records.
Bill 89, Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act – The proposed legislation greatly expands the ministry’s power to collect, use and disclose the sensitive information of those receiving services. We recommend that it be amended to strengthen privacy safeguards and narrow the ministry’s powers to collect, use and disclose personal information to that which reasonably necessary.
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NEW FACT SHEET: REASONABLE SEARCH
Ontario institutions are required to conduct a reasonable search for records when they receive an access to information request. To answer frequently asked questions about reasonable searches, we have developed a new fact sheet that explains:
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If you have any questions call us at 416.326.3333 / 1.800.387.0073, email us, or write to us: Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, 2 Bloor St. East, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON, M4W 1A8.
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