Public Sector Lawyers: In the Public Interest Part 2: The Public Interest in the Disclosure of Information (Archived Video Stream) 

Apr. 10, 2013
Toronto Online

This is the archived version of a program presented on April 10, 2013. 

Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and its municipal counterpart, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), recognize that while there are important governmental and third party confidentiality interests that should be protected when considering whether to disclose information, there are times when even these important interests must give way to the public interest. 

When does the public interest in disclosure outweigh these confidentiality interests?  When are public institutions obligated to disclose information in the public interest?  What role does the public interest play when institutions must exercise their discretion when deciding whether or not to disclose information?

This program will review what considerations are required under FIPPA and MFIPPA relating to the public interest and how the concept of the public interest has been interpreted and developed by the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario and by the Courts over time.

This program is the second in a 3 part series with different topics about the Public Interest. Each program can be taken as a standalone.

To purchase 'In The Public Interest' Part I: Understanding the Special Role of the Government Lawyer, please click here.

David Goodis, Director of Legal Services and General Counsel, Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario
Rosalyn Price, Counsel, Ministry of Government Services, Access and Privacy Law Group

Alexandra V. Mayeski, Mayeski Law Professional Corporation

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