On June 15th the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench affirmed an Alberta OIPC finding that amounts of financial assistance received by livestock farmers under two government programs were not the farmers’ personal information. The OIPC held that even if the information could be linked indirectly to individuals (e.g., owners of sole proprietorships or closely held corporations) there was no proof that it had a “personal dimension” sufficient to qualify. The Court held the OIPC’s order was transparent and detailed, “made sense” and was consistent with the purpose of Alberta FIPPA.
All About information
A legal blog about privacy and access to information, protection of confidential business information, libel and slander and the law of production.
- Two presentations all about information
- Why your author has been quiet of late
- The Australian “Ben Grubb” decision and its link to Canada
- ONSC awards $15,000 in privacy damages
- Newfoundland court says salary information not accessible to public
- NLCA holds that implied undertaking does not apply to medical report
- Arbitrator admits surreptitious audio recording
- Arbitrator says reference to record in opening statement does not extinguish implied undertaking
- BCCA discusses redaction of information from otherwise relevant documents
- BCCA issues decision on implied waiver of privilege
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