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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The university received a request, pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act), for records relating to notes made by the appellant’s former team coach and notes from a meeting on a specified date. In Interim Order PO-3918-I, the adjudicator ordered the university to conduct a further search for the former team coa ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of the Attorney General (the ministry) received a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for correspondence, memos, letters and emails sent and received by a specified employee where the appellant is mentioned or referenced. The ministry granted partial access to the records withholding some informati ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (the ministry) received a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) records relating to a traffic stop involving the requester. The ministry granted partial access to the responsive records. The ministry denied ac ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care received an access request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act regarding records that discuss defending health care professionals against medical liability or medical malpractice claims in Ontario. The ministry denied access to the responsive briefing materials, citing the exemptions in ... Read More