Freedom of Information Access Requests: A Practical Guide for Municipalities

Hicks Morley’s Information, Data Security & Privacy Group invites you to participate in a special webinar for Municipal Privacy Coordinators. Access requests under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act can range in complexity from those involving single page records to large muti-part requests raising multiple legal and procedural issues involving substantial volumes of documents. Municipal Privacy Coordinators are often confronted with having to make a variety of legal determinations within tight deadlines imposed by MFIPPA.

Freedom of Information Access Requests: A Practical Guide for School Boards

Hicks Morley’s Information, Data Security & Privacy Group invites you to participate in a special webinar for School Board Privacy Coordinators. Access requests under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act can range in complexity from those involving single page records to large muti-part requests raising multiple legal and procedural issues involving substantial volumes of documents. School Board Privacy Coordinators are often confronted with having to make a variety of legal determinations within tight deadlines imposed by MFIPPA.

Labour Relations Impact of Ontario’s Proposed New Child and Family Services Framework

Change is coming to your current service delivery model. Legislation recently proposed by the Ontario government to repeal and replace the Child and Family Services Act will enhance existing accountability and compliance rules…

Ontario Re-Introduces BPS Accountability, Transparency Legislation (Formerly Bill 179)

On July 8, 2014, the Ontario government re-introduced broader public sector (“BPS”) accountability and transparency legislation. If passed, proposed measures in Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014, would give the government the authority to create comprehensive compensation frameworks for certain employers in the BPS, and would implement a number…

Arbitrator Finds Video Surveillance Reasonable in Light of Safety Issues in the Workplace

A recent arbitration award has confirmed that where an employer has legitimate concerns regarding safety in the workplace, it may install and operate video surveillance. This decision, which involved surveillance in a fire station to ensure equipment was not tampered with, engaged privacy considerations, the reasonableness of such surveillance and whether the surveillance was conducted…

Hicks Morley Information and Privacy Highlights – Fall 2011

Welcome to the Fall 2011 Hicks Morley Information and Privacy Highlights! This second edition of our new re-vamped publication includes many note-worthy decisions, including Vaughan (City) (Re) , where the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario found that personal information received on an unsolicited basis is not “collected” for the purposes of the Municipal Freedom…

Personal information received on an unsolicited basis is not “collected”

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario issued a notable privacy investigation report this past summer under of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the “Act“). The complainants complained, amongst other things, that the Municipality in issue had improperly collected their personal information contained in correspondence they sent to the Municipality,…

Hicks Morley Information and Privacy Highlights – Spring 2011

Welcome to the Spring 2011 Hicks Morley Information and Privacy Highlights! As you may have noticed, we’ve recently re-vamped our publication and introduced a shorter, more condensed version of our traditional Post, designed to provide you with the most relevant and leading case law. The Highlights will now be published three times annually and will…