Do you know what your rights are when it comes to FOI and privacy?

    LONDON, ON, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - The Office of the Information and Privacy
Commissioner of Ontario will have a small team in London Thursday and Friday
to help raise awareness of individuals' rights under Ontario's Freedom of
Information and Protection of Privacy Acts and the Personal Health Information
Protection Act.
    One of the key events is an information table that will be set up at
London's University Hospital from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, where two members
of the IPC team will hand out IPC publications and answer questions from the
public about their access and privacy rights. The information table will be
near the hospital's third-floor cafeteria.

    Among other events are:

    -   a seminar Thursday afternoon on the provincial and municipal Freedom
        of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts, to which freedom of
        information and privacy co-ordinators from a wide swath of
        southwestern Ontario (municipalities, school boards, libraries,
        health units, police forces and other government institutions) have
        been invited;

    -   a seminar on Ontario's third privacy Act - the Personal Health
        Information Protection Act (also Thursday afternoon), to which health
        care practitioners and health information custodians from much of
        southwestern Ontario have been invited;

    -   meetings with elementary and secondary school curriculum staff Friday
        morning from both the Thames Valley District School Board and the
        London District Catholic School Board to discuss the three free
        teachers' guides (What Students Need to Know about Freedom of
        Information and Protection of Privacy) that the IPC has produced.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Bob Spence, Communications
Co-ordinator, Direct line: (416) 326-3939, Toll free: 1-800-387-0073, Cell
phone: (416) 873-9746, e-mail:, website:

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