Proposal for Review and Amendment of LAFOIP

Year: 2019

Number: 19-19A

Department: Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice

WHEREAS The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LAFOIP) does not adequately address excessive and/or multiple requests from an individual;

WHEREAS the local authority's internal processing regulations and/or boundaries may be unclear, allowing for privacy breaches to be made in the initial receipt of handling LAFOIP requests;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial government to review and amend The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to include the processing of excessive and/or multiple requests from an individual within the burden of proof section;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial government to review and amend The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to ensure that the local authority's internal roles and/or procedures are more clearly stipulated in the regulations for the receipt of Access to Information Request Forms (Form A).

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