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January 15, 2018

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Page 2 January 15, 2018 • Law Times Designed for those who deal with matters involving access to information or safeguarding personal information in the hands of the Ontario and municipal governments and certain public institutions, this portable work contains: • The full text of the Ontario and Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts and regulations with detailed, section-by-section commentary • Commissioner's Practices and Procedures relating to the particular section have been promulgated • Summaries of significant interpretations or applications of the section, or its counterpart in the municipal Act, are collected under the heading Commissioner's Orders and Court Decisions New in this Edition The 2017-2018 edition includes these noteworthy changes: • Amendments to the legislation up to June 1, 2017 • Order PO-3643 (Re Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services, August 29, 2016) respecting disclosure of information that enables an individual to be identified • Order PO-3693 (Re Workplace Safety & Insurance Board, January 31, 2017), in which the Commissioner found that the names of members of the board's drug advisory committee did not constitute personal information • Order PO-3617 (Re Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care, June 1, 2016), was upheld on judicial review in Ontario Medical Association v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner) (2017 Ont. S.C.) • Order PO-3666 (Re McMaster University, November 10, 2016), emails sent to or by a professor are not in the custody or control of the university • Order PO-3520 (Re Ministry of the Attorney General, August 7, 2015), upheld on judicial review in Children's Lawyer for Ontario v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner) (2017 Ont. S.C.) • Order PO-3691 (Re Public Guardian & Trustee, January 27, 2017). The requester made approximately 40 requests in a 9-week period. Projecting that quantity over an entire year would result in over 230 requests. This volume is excessive. These requests amount to a pattern of conduct that would interfere with the institution's operations, based on the amount of work required by the institution to respond to each of the requests. An appropriate remedy is to restrict the requester to five active requests at any given time New Edition The 2017-2018 Annotated Ontario Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts David Goodis Available risk-free for 30 days Order Online: | Call Toll-Free: 1-800-387-5164 In Toronto: 416-609-3800 Order # L7798-8105-65203 $133 Softcover December 2017 approx. 580 pages Annual volumes available on standing order subscription 978-0-7798-8105-5 Shipping and handling are extra. Price(s) subject to change without notice and subject to applicable taxes. © 2017 Thomson Reuters Canada Limited 00248VM-A89776-CM Helping you define the line between available and protected information Untitled-1 1 2018-01-09 2:47 PM

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