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SCC to Consider Provincial Privacy Commissioner Powers to Compel Production of Privileged Documents

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The Supreme Court of Canada is revisiting the issue of whether a privacy commissioner can force disclosure of documents where solicitor-client privilege is asserted. In 2008, the Supreme Court considered a privacy commissioner’s powers under Canada’s federal private sector legislation and concluded (in Canada (Privacy Commissioner) v. Blood Tribe Department of Health, 2008 SCC 44) that the… → Read More

Seller Beware: FIPPA Third-party Exemption Not Applicable To Hospital Purchase Orders


On July 31, 2015 the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) issued Order PO-3518, in which it ordered a hospital to  disclose invoices requested  pursuant to a request made under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FIPPA) . The Order In its Order, the IPC ruled that purchase orders and other internal documents created or issued by the… → Read More