FOI Request Processing

e-Privacy Management Systems can provide short and long-term personnel to government bodies who are subject to the federal Access to Information Act or the various provincial and municipal freedom of information and privacy acts. This allows the government agency flexibility in dealing with peak workload situations, vacation schedules and other time pressures.

Mr. Boufford, our principal consultant, has processed , or coordinated the processing of, several hundred access requests under Ontario's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the federal Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. We have processed access requests related to:

  • natural resources and public land management,
  • environmental and mines records,
  • regulatory submissions for therapeutic products (ie., manufacturer's submissions to obtain approval to market prescription and non-prescription drugs),
  • health policy,
  • law enforcement,
  • aboriginal issues, and
  • general business records.

Mr. Boufford has also mediated appeals of the institution's access decisions, responded to notices of inquiry (that stage of an appeal where the Information and Privacy Commissioner has order making power), and investigated, and responded to allegations of non-conformance with the requirements of the privacy legislation.
e-Privacy Management Systems uses high quality imaging technology and the ATIP Suite family of products to manage and process access requests. A complete set of hard copy documentation can also be provided where organizations have manual processing methods.

e-Privacy Management Systems can also assist private sector organizations establish their own access unit to process requests under Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

Staff hold security clearances as may be required by federal government contractors.


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