Federal Access to Information and Privacy Legislation Annotated 2021 is comprehensive in scope, containing everything you need to interpret and apply federal access to information and privacy legislation. Also contains a compendium of key materials. This key publication is written by two of the country's leading access and privacy lawyers.
New in this edition:
- Annotated Access to Information Act, 2019 Amendments the Access to Information Act has been substantially changed by amendments from An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, S.C. 2019, c. 18.
Notable features of the changes include:
- Authorizing the head of a government institution, with the approval of the Information Commissioner, to decline to act on a request for access to a record for various reasons (s. 6.1)
- Authorizing the Information Commissioner to refuse to investigate a complaint that is trivial, frivolous or vexatious or made in bad faith (s. 30), clarifying the powers of the Information Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioner to examine documents containing information that is subject to solicitor-client privilege or other secrecy rules (s. 36)
- Authorizing the Information Commissioner to make orders for the release of records or with respect to other matters relating to requesting or obtaining records and to publish any reports that he or she makes, including those that contain any orders he or she makes, and give parties the right to apply to the Federal Court for a review of the matter (s. 36.1)