Handling FOI Requests and Debriefing: Balancing Transparency with Confidentiality

Do you understand the nuances of your organization’s obligations under Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation? Have you wrestled with ‘how much is too much’ to release? Is there a difference between what must be released as part of debriefing and what must be released under FOIPOP? Have you faced challenges from those dissatisfied with the information they receive in response to a request?

Public sector organizations in Canada all face similar challenges when it comes to this delicate balancing act. On the one hand the public has a right to know how their money is being spent, on the other hand governments are bound by the laws of confidentiality and trade secrets.

Join us for this interactive Webinar as we explore this tricky landscape and delve into real life examples faced by your peers, so that you are better prepared to handle requests and can maintain stakeholder confidence in your processes.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the transparency requirements under provincial and federal freedom of information legislation
  • Explore the difference between releasing information as part of a bidder debriefing and an FOI request
  • Examine what vendor information is protected from disclosure through review of key tribunal and other rulings
  • Discuss procurement’s role in ensuring continued protection of confidential vendor information that must not be disclosed


Contact us to schedule your in-house session.

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