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Location of Third-Party’s Server Housing Municipal Data Ordered Disclosed

Posted in Cybersecurity, FIPPA/MFIPPA

Against the backdrop of terrorist attacks, alleged voter fraud and fake news, one would think arguments that the security and integrity of the voting process would be compelling. However, on November 15, 2017 the BC Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (“OIPC”) rejected arguments along these lines and ordered the City of Vancouver (“City”)… → Read More

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

Posted in FIPPA/MFIPPA, Uncategorized

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