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Other Decisions

2016

Other decisions include:

  • A "Decision" is a direction issued by the Commissioner during an inquiry that does not usually conclude the inquiry. The type of decision that typically concludes an inquiry is called an "Order". 
  • A "Section 55 Decision" is made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and provides the Commissioner with the power to authorize a public body to disregard access requests. 
  • A "Section 70 Decision" is made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and provides the Commissioner with the ability to refuse to conduct an inquiry. 
  • A "Section 37 Decision" is made under the Personal Information Protection Act and provides the Commissioner with the power to authorize an organization to disregard access requests. 
  • An "Advance Ruling" is made under the Personal Information Protection Act (section 36(3)) where the Commissioner may, on request, give advance rulings in respect of any matters that are or could potentially be the subject of an investigation.

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Section 37 Decision: Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP Dec 12 2016 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Summary: The Commissioner determined that the organization could disregard the respondent's general access request for personal information. However, the organization must respond to the respondent's narrowed... [More]
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