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IPC Ontario Provides New Fact Sheet to Educate When Councillors’ Records Are Subject to Access

April 28, 2016  
Posted by: Jacqueline O'Hara
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The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has issued a new fact sheet that explains when and how councillors’ records are subject to access.  In August 2015, the IPC wrote to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing setting out proposed amendments to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).  In absence to these amendments, the IPC put together this fact sheet in order to educate when and how councillors’ records are subject to this act.

 

MFIPPA provides the people of Ontario privacy protection and the right to access general records held by government organizations such as municipalities, police, library, health and school boards, and transit commissions. It also gives the people of Ontario the right to request access to most municipal government records containing their own personal information.

 

Download the latest fact sheet.

 

For more information:

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400

Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A8

Canada

https://www.ipc.on.ca/