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What type of documents are not allowed in the Freedom of Information Act?

What type of documents are not allowed in the Freedom of Information Act?

Information/data that is NOT covered by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) includes: Non-agency records and personal records. Public requests for access to physical artifacts or scientific samples (e.g. core samples, sediment, rocks, fossils, specimen samples, blood samples).

What information is available under the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act?

What information is available under the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act? Most government information is available. Major exceptions are Cabinet documents and information that could harm Canada’s security or economy, federal-provincial relations or international affairs.

Who does ATIP apply to?

A: Canadian citizens, permanent residents and any individual present in Canada can make a request under the Privacy Act. How long does the Department have to respond? A: Both Acts allow for a legal response time of 30 calendar days from the date of receipt of an official request.

What can you ATIP?

Using the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Online Request service is a fast, easy and convenient way to submit a request. This service allows individuals to make online requests for information to participating government institutions instead of having to print, scan, mail or email a paper form.

What is exempt from disclosure?

Exemption 1 – Protects from disclosure information that has been deemed classified “under criteria established by an Executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy” and is “in fact properly classified pursuant to such Executive order.”

Who does the Freedom of Information Act not apply to?

The FOIA does not apply to the Congress, the courts, or the central offices of the White House, nor does it apply to records in the custody of state or local governments. However, all state governments have their own FOIA-type statutes.

Are all documents obtainable under the Freedom of Information Act?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides public access to all federal agency records except for those records (or portions of those records) that are protected from disclosure by any of nine exemptions or three exclusions (reasons for which an agency may withhold records from a requester).

What kinds of information are excluded from the Freedom of Information Act quizlet?

The FOIA exemptions:

  • National Security.
  • Routine Personnel Records.
  • Deference to Other Federal Laws.
  • Confidential Commercial Information.
  • Internal Agency Discussions.
  • Personnel, Medical, or ”Similar” Files.
  • Law Enforcement.
  • Confidential Data from Financial Institutions.

Which of the following provides Canadian citizens the right to access information under the control of governmental institutions?

The Access to Information Act gives every Canadian citizen, permanent resident, individual or corporation in Canada the right to request access to records that are under the control of federal government institutions, regardless of their format.

What is the difference between Privacy Act and access to information?

The law also protects specific types of personal information, prevents others from having access to your personal information, and gives you substantial control over its collection, use and disclosure. The Privacy Act does not give you access to personal information about another individual.

How do I request access to information Canada?

Submit an Access to Information request

  1. Step 1: Complete the form. To apply for information under the Access to Information Act , complete the Access to Information Request Form.
  2. Step 2: Enclose payment. Please enclose a $5 cheque or money order payable to the Receiver General of Canada.
  3. Step 3: Mail form.