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27Oct
2015

OIPC Investigates Public Bodies’ Records Retention & Disposal Practices

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) recently released Investigation Report F15-03, based on investigations into three government ministries—the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Advanced Education, and the Office of the Premier—on their records retention and disposal practices. Specifically, the Commissioner focused on the public bodies’ duty to assist applicants under section 6(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”), which requires the head of a public body to make every reasonable effort to assist applicants and to respond without delay to each applicant openly, accurately and completely.

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