Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Ontario, Chapter F.31

CONTENTS

1. Purposes.
2. Definitions / Personal information.

PART I -- ADMINISTRATION

3. Responsible minister.
4. Information and Privacy Commissioner / Appointment / Term and removal from office / Assistant Commissioners.
5. Nature of employment / Non-application.
6. Salary / Idem / Expenses / Pension.
7. Temporary Commissioner.
8. Staff / Benefits / Public Service Pension Plan.
9. Premises and supplies / Audit.

PART II -- FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

ACCESS TO RECORDS

10. Right of Access / Severability of record.
11. Obligation to disclose / Notice / Contents of notice / Represetnations.

EXEMPTIONS

12. Cabinet records / Exception.
13. Advice to government / Exception / Idem.
14. Law enforcement / Idem / Refusal to confirm or deny existence of record / Exception / Idem.
15. Relations with other governments.
16. Defence.
17. Third party information / Tax information / Consent to disclosure.
18. Economic and other interests of Ontario / Exception.
19. Solicitor-client privilege
20. Danger to safety or health.
21. Personal privacy / Criteria re invasion of privacy / Presumed invasion of privacy / Limitation / Refusal to confirm or deby existence of record.
22. Information soon to be published.
23. Exemptions not to apply.

ACCESS PROCEDURE

24. Request / Sufficiency of detail / Request for continuing access to record / Institution to provide schedule / Act applies as if new requests were being made.
25. Request to be forwarded / Transfer of request / Greater interest / When transferred request deemed made / Institution.
26. Notice by head.
27. Extension of time / Notice of extension.
28. Notice to affected persons / Contents of notice / Time for notice / Notice of delay / Representation re disclosure / Representation in writing / Decision re diclosure / Notice of head's decision to disclose / Access to be given unless affected person appeals.
29. Contents of notice of refusal / Idem / Idem / Deemed refusal.
30. Copy of record / Access to original record / Copy of part.

INFORMATION TO BE PUBLISHED OR AVAILABLE

31. Publication of information re institutions.
32. Operation of institutions.
33. Institution documents / Deletions.
34. Annual report of head / Contents of report.
35. Documents made available / Idem.
36. Information from heads.

PART III -- PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY

COLLECTION AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

37. Application of Part.
38. Definition / Collection of personal information.
39. Manner of collection / Notice to individual / Exception.
40. Retention of personal information / Standard of accuracy / Exception / Disposal of personal information.

USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

41. Use of personal information.
42. Where disclosure permitted
43. Consistent purpose.

PERSONAL INFORMATION BANKS

44. Personal information banks.
45. Personal information bank index.
46. Inconsistent use or disclosure / Record of use part of personal information / Notice and publication.

RIGHT OF INDIVIDUAL TO WHOM PERSONAL INFORMATION RELATES TO ACCESS AND CORRECTION

47. Right of access to personal information / Right of correction.
48. Request / Access procedures / Manner of access / Comprehensible form.
49. Exemptions.

PART IV -- APPEAL

APPEAL

50. Right to appeal / Time for application / Notice of application for appeal / Ombudsman Act not to apply.
51. Mediator to try to effect settlement.
52. Inquiry / Procedure / Inquiry in private / Powers of Commissioner / Examination on site / Notice of entry / Examination under oath / Evidence privileged / Protection / Protection under Federal Act / Prosecution / Representations / Right to counsel.
53. Burden of proof.
54. Order / Idem / Terms and conditions / Notice of order.
55. Confidentiality / Not compellable witness / Proceedings privileged.
56. Delegation by Commissioner / Exception re records under s.12 or 14.

PART V -- GENERAL

GENERAL

57. Costs / Exception, personal information / Estimate of costs / Waiver of payment / Review / Disposition of payments.
58. Annual report of Commissioner / Contents of report.
59. Powers and duties of Commissioner.
60. Regulations.
61. Offences / Penalty / Consent of Attorney General.
62. Delegation of head's powers / Protection from civil proceeding / Vicarious liability of Crown preserved / Vicarious liability of certain institutions preserved.
63. Oral requests / Pre-existing access preserved.
64. Crown privilege / Powers of courts and tribunals.
65. Application of Act / Idem / Idem.
66. Exercise of rights of deceased, etc., persons.
67. Conflict with other Acts / Idem.
68. Review of this Act.
69. Application.
70. Crown bound.