These laws provide the right of access to information subject to certain limited exemptions, and provide rules for the protection of personal information collected by the specified public sector organizations.
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario (IPC) - The IPA and the IPC are two separate organizations with very distinct roles. The IPC is an independent oversight body responsible for educating the public concerning their rights under FIPPA and MFIPPA, and ensuring that organizations fulfill their obligations under these Acts.
What is a Freedom of Information (FOI) request? An FOI (or access to information) request is an official written request for information from an organization covered by either FIPPA or MFIPPA. [More]
Who can help me with FOI requests? There are FIPPA and MFIPPA Coordinators who can provide advice on obtaining information held by the organizations they support. [More]
Where does privacy fit in? Organizations must follow FIPPA or MFIPPA requirements to protect the personal information they hold. [More]