On January 1, 2016, amendments came into force that impact recordkeeping obligations under FIPPA and MFIPPA. The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario released a document to explain the amendments and assist institutions to meet their new obligations called  “FIPPA and MFIPPA: Bill 8 – The Recordkeeping Amendments”.  As an example of the changes, institutions are now required to ensure the preservation of records and makes it an offence to alter, conceal or destroy a record with the intention of denying a right of access to the record or the information the record contains.

This is a must read for all health sector FOI co-ordinators.