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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The requester submitted an access request to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (the ministry) under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for records relating to a private security company (the company). The company appealed the ministry’s decision to disclose 101 pages of records to the requeste ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The requester sought access to certain environmental reports from Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (the ministry) under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act). The ministry located responsive records and notified an affected third party company of the request. The affected party objected to disclosure on th ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant submitted two access requests to the police under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act seeking access to records relating to her deceased sister’s interactions with the police on four specified dates. The police issued one decision granting access to records in part, and a second decision withholding the o ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant is a charitable organization that contracted with Wilfrid Laurier University (the university) on a now-cancelled project. The appellant made a request to the university under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for access to all records related to the project and the agreement. After locating a representative sample of r ... Read More