The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) provides individuals with a right of access to general records held by municipalities and records containing an individual's own personal information. The Act also requires municipalities to protect personal information contained in their record holdings. These requirements are outlined in a set of rules governing the collection, use, disclosure and retention of personal information maintained by municipal governments.
What records does the City hold?
The City has custody or control of a wide number of general records. The City's Directory of Records contains a description of the general classes or types of records in the custody or control of the City.
A "record" includes virtually every form of information held by the City. The definition is not restricted to actual physical documents, but includes microfilm, audio-visual materials and electronically stored data that is machine-readable, such as electronic mail and computer databases. It also includes any record that can be created from existing data in an electronic record.