Housing Privacy Laws
We have expertise in managing privacy issues and Freedom of Information requests under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
Our lawyers have helped develop privacy policies, such as those related to use of CCTV cameras. We have also assisted organizations manage privacy breaches, including providing all required disclosures to regulators.
Our co-lead of the Affordable and Social Housing group, Ismail Ibrahim, was delegated the position of “Head” under MFIPPA while at Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), thus had oversight of all the freedom of information requests. As a result, Ismail has practical experience of managing hundreds of freedom of information requests from tenants, researchers, citizens, and media.